Barbara Diva Wright

Farmington – Barbara Diva Wright, 88, of Farmington, passed away at 4:15 PM on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on August 8, 1929 in Farmington to John and Alma (Lenzi) Rolando. She married the love of her life, Donald Wright on March 25, 1950 in Canton, IL, they were married for 68 years.

Surviving is her husband, Donald; three children, Toni (Ed) Passmore of Farmington, Diana (Wiley) Siepel of Franklin, TN, and Darren (Gina) Wright of Farmington; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gloria McKeever of OK.

Diva was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bud and Johnny Rolando, and one sister, Joanne Greenfield.

Diva worked with her husband at Queen Castle Dairy and Wright’s Clothing Store. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington and was also very active in Junior Women’s Club.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Deacon Gary Schultz will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Memorials can be made to Donor’s Choice. To view Diva’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

Press play below to view Diva’s DVD


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11 Responses to Barbara Diva Wright

  1. Don, Sorry for you lose. Thoughts & prayers for the whole family. Bernard & Linda Maxwell

  2. Bonnie Allen says:

    I’m so sorry about your mom Tony. Prayers to you and your family.

  3. Cindy Guy says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Diva’s passing. She was a wonderful woman.

  4. Joe and Teresa Winkler says:

    Darren and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of our loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
    Joe and Teresa Winkler

  5. D. Downey says:

    So very sorry to hear. Diva was a special lady and we send our thoughts and prayers to the family. All of our families send our sincere condolences.

    Doris Downey
    Dana Chance
    Shawn Downey

  6. LuAnne Navarra says:

    Dear Wright Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Diva was a favorite of ours growing up.
    Thoughts and prayers.
    Love, LuAnne (Perelli) and Jerry Navarra

  7. Kim and Bob johnson says:

    Diana, just loved the pictures. Your mom and dad were a great looking couple and so much laughter and smiles. We are so very sorry for your loss,
    Kim and Bob

  8. John D. Fornengo says:

    Dear Don , Toni , Diana and Darren,
    I am writing from Chicago and send my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to you and your families. I am remembering all of the good times we’ve shared over our lifelong friendship and what a big part of my life Diva was and how she influenced me.
    I feel blessed to have known her. She was such a good friend to mother.
    I hope they preparing for card club in the sky.
    Much love,
    John Fornengo

  9. John D. Fornwngo says:

    Dear Don , Toni, Diana and Darren,
    I send my condolences and heartfelt prayers to you and your families.
    I’ve had so many memories of Diva and all of you.
    We’ve been friends our whole life and though I am away , I’ve thought of you often.
    Diva was an important figure in my life and such a good friend to mother.
    I hope they are planning card club up above.
    All my love to you.
    John Fornengo

  10. Dawn (Harding) Harman says:

    Dear Darren and family,
    I am so sorry about your mom. I had the honor of seeing your dad and mom at the nursing home regularly the past several weeks while I was there with my aunt. Your dad was so kind and faithful……always caring for your mom. He always said hi and was so pleasant setting a great example for me to be positive and upbeat. Your family video shows her laughing and smiling in all the pictures. They were a happy, handsome couple. My family will be praying for you all.
    Dawn (Harding) Harman

  11. Valerie Meggs says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


    Valerie Meggs

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