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Janice Lee (Merriman) Wright

July 23, 1946 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 71)

Janice Lee Wright, age 71, of Kendallville, died Monday, December 25, 2017 in Naples, Florida where she and her husband were spending the winter. Mrs. Wright was born in Warsaw, Indiana on July 23, 1946 to the late Ernest Lee Merriman and Virginia Lee (Napier) Merriman. She moved to the Kendallville area in 1979.  She graduated from East Noble High School and honorably served her country in the United States Army Reserves from 1978-1987. She married Edward Dean Wright on May 12, 1979 in New Haven, Indiana.  Janice was employed with Magnavox, now Ratheon of Fort Wayne, Indiana for 35 years before retiring in September of 1999. She was the financial secretary for the union Local 254 of Allied Industrial Workers.  She was a member of the Kendallville V.F.W. Post 2749 Auxiliary.  She loved her family and friends, going to the beach, living on Cree Lake in the summertime, and spending her winters in Bonita Springs, Florida. 

Survivors include:
Husband, Edward Wright of Kendallville.
Son, John Lee Rencher, Jr. of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Tonya and Steven Foor of Angola.
Son-in-law, Bill Beavers of Zephyrhills, Florida.
Grandson, Khristopher Foor of Defiance, Ohio.
Granddaughter, Cara Beavers of Zephyrhills, Florida.
Six great grandchildren, Cambren Beavers, Keila Beavers, Liam Beavers and Kaylia Beavers; and Molly Foor and Ryan Foor. 
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jody Beavers.

Memorial services for Janice will take place at a later date with an announcement forthcoming in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville. Send a condolence online at

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