Margaret Joan Wright

Margaret Joan Wright, 81, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.


She was born June 24, 1938, in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret Hedstrom Wright. A lifelong resident of the area, Joan was a hairdresser. She married Richard Wright in La Porte, who preceded her in death 12 years ago.


Joan was a member of the Polish Falcon's 564 of La Porte, the American Legion Auxiliary of New Carlisle, and was President of the Chicago Trail Village Community.  She enjoyed bowling, and spending time with her family. For 25 years, Joan always looked forward to going to Nashville every year with her sister Karen. 


She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Kay (Scott) Lofton of La Porte, IN; son, Don Barr of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Nancy (Richard) Schwenk of Terre Haute, IN, Karen (Frank) Moryl of La Porte, IN; grandchildren, Adam, Alex, and Jacob Lofton; great-grandchildren, Jayme, Amelia, and Ellie Lofton; nieces and nephews, Terri and Mike Schwenk, Aleea Perry, Alyssa(Colin) Lobo, Cameron Lobo, Matthew Moryl, Angie (Joe Wolfe) Moryl, and Chloe and Dorothy Wolfe.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. A Celebration of Joan's Life will be announced at a later date. Cremation has taken place. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Polish Falcons 564, 216 E. Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350. Online condolences may be made at

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