Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Geraldine Ann Wright, 81, of Benld, Ill., died at her residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. She was born June 22, 1941, in Carlinville to Charles and Frances (Turigliatto) Norbent. She married Andrew J. Wright on May 21, 1960, in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on Feb, 19, 2005.

She was a retired florist for Blossom Shop in Gillespie. Geraldine was a member of the of high school "Dinner Club." She was a former Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.

She is survived by her son, Robert J. Wright of Benld; daughter, Kellie (Phil) Vesper of Benld; grandchildren, Veronica "Ronni" Pauli of Arnold, Mo., Hunter Vesper of Staunton; great-grandchild, Autumn Pauli; and sister, Mary Carter of Benld. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents and husband; sister, Martha Norbent; and brother, Jack Norbent.

Friends may call on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Funeral services follow on Wednesday at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Partnership For Educational Excellence District #7 or Gillespie - Benld Area Ambulance Service. Condolences may be left online at

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