Claydine Wright obituary (2021) – Huntington, IN
Claydine Elizabeth Wright, 65, of Huntington died on Sunday, September 26, 2021 as a result of a traffic accident.
Claydine was born in Connersville, Indiana to Clay Wade and Betty Louis Pio Wright on September 17, 1956. She attended Liberty Short High School. Claydine was a self-employed worker rising through the ranks of Mayco’s human resources department. She was a force of nature, with the ability to turn an addiction into a five-star resort. Claydine knew how to sew everything; she made everyday clothes and Halloween costumes for her children, ball gowns for her daughters and a wedding dress for her nephews’ bride. She loved to hunt around and decorate her home, as well as her children’s home with the items she bought. Claydine had a beautiful singing voice. She loved celebrating Halloween and Christmas so much that she took all of her kids to Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio, and was planning an epic Halloween party for October. Above all, Claydine loved spending time with her family, whom she will be dearly missed.
Claydine is survived by her significant other: Jeff Mauger of Huntington; children and their spouses: Jenny Spela and Lisa of Lafeyette, Tiffany Floyd and Mark of Andrews, TJ Smith and Juliana of Slidell, Louisiana, Hannah Hernandez and Ramon of Richmond; sister: Cheryl Stone of Monticello, Kentucky, father of her children: Terry Smith; grandchildren: Tennyson and Emerson Rabanus, Caitlyn, Caleb and Camden Bunch, JanÃ¡e-Amore Case and Joseph Thomas; son-in-law: Josh Rabanus; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Claydine is predeceased by her infant son: Joseph Smith; sister: Chris Parliament Martin; grandson: Avery Paul Rabanus; brother-in-law: Kim Parliament and Shelby Stone.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday October 6, 2021 at Showalter Blackwell Long, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Friends can visit the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Abington Cemetery in Wayne County. Claydine was very proud of her son’s service in the military. In light of this, commemorative contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honour. To leave condolences and memories with the family, please visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com. These memories will be compiled into a keepsake book for the family.
Published in The Herald-Press on October 1, 2021.