Myrtle Catherine Wrightsman

Funeral services for Myrtle Catherine Wrightsman, 100, Baldwin City, will be 10 am, Friday, April 26, 2019, at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Willow Springs, KS. A visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Thursday at the Church.

Myrtle was born April 7 1919, in Franklin County near Ottawa, the daughter of Josiah Calvin and Flora Belle (Wray) Crist. She departed this life on April 22, 2019, at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Her sojourn on earth was 100 years, 15 days, a dedicated life to her Lord.

She was baptized at a young age into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church to which she remained faithful until her death.

Myrtle was united in marriage to Amos Charles Wrightsman at her home in Franklin County Kansas on November 29, 1942. This union was blessed with 2 children, a son and a daughter. When Amos passed away on September 14, 2009, they had shared more than 66 years together.

Survivors are a daughter Carolyn Burd and husband Robert of Ankeny, Iowa, a son Calvin and wife Brenda of Silver Lake, Kansas, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Amos, her mother and father, a sister Imogene Riffey in February 2019, a brother Kenneth Everett Crist in June 2015, and a daughter-in-law Mary Wrightsman in June 2009.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions made in her memory to Willow Springs Old German Baptist Brethren Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Wanda Herschell-Gaggero...

Carolyn and Calvin,
You are both in my thought and prayers. I thought so fondly of your mother, I have so many great memories of her. Was so glad I was able to visit with her while at Vintage Park assisted living. Sorry that I was not able to attend her funeral as we are out of state.

From Sharon Russell Dwyer...

Carolyn and Calvin-Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of all of you. I was so fortunate to visit with your Mom numerous times the past two years, and most recently on March 13. My youngest grandson and his piano teacher have played for the residents numerous times during the dinner hour.
I will always remember fun visits to your house on the farm. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral.

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