Wright nee Sorrells, Mabel Sue "Doodie"

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Licklider Cemetery, Cuba, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Licklider Cemetery, Cuba, MO


Mabel Sue Wright, known to most as Doodie, of Sullivan, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on May 17, 2018, having reached the age of eighty-nine years, three months and twenty-three days. Mabel was born in Cuba, MO, on January 24, 1929, daughter of John Sorrells and Lillian Sorrells nee Stinson. In 1949 she was united in marriage to Virgil Edward Wright and three children came to bless this union. They had thirty three wonderful years together prior to his death in 1982. In 1984 she began sharing her life with Edward Bausch and they were blessed to have thirty-four years together.

Doodie is survived by her companion, Edward Bausch of Sullivan, MO; by her children, Glen Wright of Sullivan and Shelia Koelling and husband, Leon, of St. Clair, MO; by three grandchildren, Paula Wibberg and husband, Mike, known to most as Max, of Cuba, MO, Lane Koelling of Lake of the Ozark, MO and Landon Koelling and wife, Tracy, of St. Clair; by one sister, Helen Spurgeon of Fenton, MO; by four great-grandchildren, Lacy, Josey, Kinsley and Justin; by one great-great-grandchild, Kade; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Doodie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillian Sorrells; by her husband, Virgil Wright; by one infant daughter, Felicia Wright; by two brothers, Merle and Earl Sorrells, and by three sisters, Mary Rutledge, Freda Hasten and infant Frances Sorrells.

Doodie was a Christian believing in the Lord as her Savior. She had made caring for her home and family her career in life and she never tired of her job. She loved spending time outdoors and hunting mushrooms in the Spring was a favorite hobby. She liked piecing quilts and spending time with her sister as she quilted them. Fishing was another of her favorite pastimes, especially when her children and grandchildren went with her. She and Ed loved to travel the remote country roads and find small restaurants to eat at. Nothing made her happier than the time she spent with her family and many wonderful memories were created.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with Deacon Ray Hoermann officiating. Interment was in Licklider Cemetery, Cuba, MO. Memorials may be made to Licklider Cemetery, Cuba, MO.