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Wanda A. Wright

December 24, 1954 — September 29, 2023

Coal Valley, Illinois

Wanda A. Wright, age 68, of Coal Valley, Illinois, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023, at her residence. Her warm smile and vibrant spirit will forever be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to know her.


A Hospitality Gathering to celebrate Wanda's life, filled with the joy she brought to all, will be held on October 21, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The gathering will take place at CityView Celebrations on the lower level at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. It will be a time for friends and family to come together, share stories, and remember the remarkable person she was. Cremation services will be conducted at Trimble Crematory under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.


Wanda Ann Wright was born on December 24, 1954, in Groton, Connecticut, the beloved daughter of Prentis and Mona (Dickinson) Osborn. On September 17, 1994, she married the love of her life, Craig Wright, in Eldridge, Iowa. Their love was a beacon of light in her life, and together they created countless beautiful memories.


Wanda was an extraordinary woman with a heart as big as her love for life. For over 20 years, she was the proud Owner and Operator of AAA Radio, leaving a lasting mark on her community. Her passion for life extended to a multitude of hobbies, including fishing, camping, sculpting, painting, tending to her bountiful flower garden, and crafting with her adored granddaughters. However, perhaps one of her greatest passions was Halloween. It wasn't just her favorite holiday; it was a way of life for her. You could often find her watching horror movies, eagerly awaiting October 31st, and delighting in setting up an intricate Halloween display that would bring joy and wonder to all who passed by.


Wanda is survived by her loving husband, Craig; her devoted son, Kristopher (Joni) Poling; and her cherished granddaughters, Emma and Karlee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Prentis and Mona Osborn, as well as her loyal and beloved dog, Abby.


Wanda's memory will live on in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to have known her. Her warmth, creativity, and zest for life were infectious, leaving an indelible mark on everyone she met. The family invites friends and loved ones to share their stories, memories, and condolences at In celebrating Wanda's life, we honor the joy, love, and positivity she brought into the world. She will be deeply missed but forever cherished in our hearts.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 21, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

CityView Room at Trimble Pointe (Lower Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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