Janet Susan Wright, 50, of Olathe, KS passed Friday Feb. 12, 2016 at home. Janet was born Dec. 16, 1965 at the Anderson County Hospital. She grew up on the family farm outside of Greeley, KS with her 5 older siblings. Just recently she had thanked her mother for her happy childhood.
Janet attended St. John’s Elementary School and Garnett High, where she graduated in 1984. She then went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of Kansas in 1988. She worked her way through college as a teller at Capital Federal. After college she was an FDIC bank examiner, and traveled extensively throughout the United States. She then became the Compliance Officer and Assistant to the President at University National Bank in Lawrence.
She married Jim Wright of Texas August 11, 1990 at St. John’s in her home town of Greeley, KS. They built a home in Olathe, KS where they raised their daughter Maria. Maria was born August 9, 1996 and is now a sophomore at KU, continuing the Jayhawk tradition.
Janet excelled at and loved her work at UNB and the people she worked with there. She greatly enjoyed all her daughter’s activities, especially being part of the softball family. The Wrights have loved watching KU basketball, gardening at their farm in Parker, and enjoying life together. Janet celebrated her life at the end by visiting with close friends and family, saying that she had had a wonderful life with the perfect marriage and family.
She was preceded in death by her dad Gus E. Wittry, her infant sister Ruth, and her brother-in-law Max Martinez. She is survived by her husband Jim and daughter Maria of the home, her mother Ruth Wittry of Greeley, siblings and in-laws Alan & Dorothy Wittry of Vietnam, Tom Wittry of Greeley, Pat Wittry & Keith Hermreck of Garnett, Chris & Jo Wittry of Louisburg, Carl & Karen Wittry of Greeley, and nieces and nephews and their families – Jared Wittry, Nathan Wittry, Eric Wittry, Katie Uhlenhake, Jake Wittry, Rachel Wittry, Chelsea Wittry, and Ryan Wittry.
A private gathering is planned for the family.
In lieu of flowers, friends and loved ones may contribute to the Janet Wright Memorial Fund at the Bank of Greeley to support Maria’s education. c/o Bank of Greeley P.O. Box 80 Greeley, KS 66033.
Everyone remembers Janet’s beautiful and constant smile. Looking around her home, you see “Don’t forget to laugh!!!” and “Choose joy today!” and “I love you!” messages everywhere, so everyone keep smiling and loving.
Penwell-Gabel – Olathe Chapel
14275 Blackbob Rd
Olathe, KS 66062