Elizabeth “Betsy” <I>Landis</I> Wright

Elizabeth “Betsy” Landis Wright

Indiana, USA
Death 12 Aug 2009 (aged 92)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Greenwood, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 40652392 · View Source
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Elizabeth (Betsy) Landis Cullen Wright passed away at her home Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at the age of 92.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, John Fisher Wright; her four sons, Richard, Frederick, Robert and Edward; her brother, Lincoln Landis; as well as eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Longfellow Cullen, who died in 1980, in Charlottesville.

Betsy's life was centered on her family, friends and her country. She was one of six children of Bessie and Congressman Frederick Landis of Indiana and the niece of Kennesaw Mountain Landis, the first Commissioner of Baseball.

She attended Indiana University. Upon graduation, she returned to her hometown of Logansport, Indiana, and became Dean of Women at Logansport High School. Notably, Betsy was in the inaugural class of the United States Navy WAVES, serving as an Ensign. In that role she was instrumental in recruiting women throughout the Midwest to serve in the WAVES during World War II.

As a resident of Charlottesville for the past 30 years, Betsy was devoted to her husband and very active in the lives of her sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She also dearly loved her many devoted friends that helped her live a full and independent life.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 15, 2009, graveside at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Reverend Albert Connette ministering.

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  • Created by: A. L. Parrish
  • Added: 13 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40652392
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Betsy” Landis Wright (10 Jan 1917–12 Aug 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40652392, citing Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Greenwood, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A. L. Parrish (contributor 46498466) .