Morgan Wright

Morgan Wright, 94, of Larned, formerly of Arkansas City, died Nov. 27, 2019.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service and inurnment will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City at a later date. 

Memorials can be sent to the United Methodist Church of Larned, The Fort Larned Foundation for Education c/o Fort Larned USD 495, 120 E. Sixth St., Larned, KS 67550, or to the City of Larned, 417 Broadway, Larned, KS 67550, all in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences can be left at

He was born in Arkansas City on April 5, 1925, the son of Floyd and Lillian (Morgan) Wright. He graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1943. A World War II veteran, he served in the 63rd Armored Infantry Battalion of the 11th Armored Division. Wounded in action in Andernach, Germany on March 9, 1945, he was honorably discharged at the O’Reilly General (Army) Hospital in Springfield, Mo. on May 21, 1946.

He attended Arkansas City Junior College and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1950. He practiced law in Larned from then until his retirement in 2001. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Larned. 

On May 2, 1954, he married Joan McDowell in Pratt. She survives him.

Other surviving family members include a brother, Willard Wright of Austin, Texas; his daughter, Beth Wright and husband Craig Chisholm of Omaha, Neb.; two grandsons, Bryan of Prairie Village and Nolan of Wichita, the children of his deceased son Wyatt Wright, and Pam Wright of Overland Park, Wyatt’s surviving wife. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Wright Smith.

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