Patty Sue Brown-Wright

Patty Sue (Poe) Brown-Wright, 78, of Eureka, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Greenwood County Hospital, in Eureka.

She was born on March 7, 1940, in El Dorado, the daughter of Roy Thomas and Nellie M. (Page) Poe. She was raised in El Dorado and graduated from local schools.  In 1958, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Dwight “LD” Brown in El Dorado.  To this union, four children were born.  They made their home in El Dorado and later Leon.  They retired to rural Eureka.  This marriage later ended in divorce.  She later moved into the city of Eureka.  

On June 4, 1994, she was united in marriage to Stephen “Kelly” Wright in Eureka.  

She is survived by her children, Larry D. Brown of Rosalia, Stacey Lynn Brown of Goddard, and Michael De-Wayne Brown of Bristow, Va.; three step-children, Nicholas Wright of Emporia, James Robert Wright of Emporia, and Sarah Dawn Marie McDonald of Athens, Texas; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Clifford Milton Brown; and one grandson, Jeremy Dean Forrest Brown.   

Funeral services were held Friday, January 25, at the First Baptist Church in Eureka with Pastor Dan Buck officiating.  Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.  

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements.  Condolences may be left for the family online at

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