Buena Estess (Wright) Ely
Buena Estess (Wright) Ely, 94, September 11, 1922 - December 18, 2016.Buena was born in Sudith, in Menifee County, Kentucky, to Henry Clay Wright and Carrie Lee (Moore) Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Ely, and her son, Kevin Earl Ely. Also preceding her were her brothers: Ransome, Ralph, Raleigh, Frank and Lewis, and a sister, Mary Eva (Wright) Terrell.
She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Era (Wright) Kash of Frenchburg, KY and three children: Hiram Ely III (Terry) of Louisville, Debra Ely Douglas of Ellensburg, WA, and Darla Ely Gray (Dale) of Gilbert, AZ. She also leaves six grandchildren: Lindsey Russell Douglas IV, Spencer Ely Douglas, Garland Dale “Trey” Gray, Sierra Kylie Gray, Hiram Colter Gray and Houston Zane Gray.
Buena is a graduate of Morehead State University and a lifelong educator. She and her husband, Hiram, lived and worked in Salyersville, KY until they retired to Palm Bay FL and, in their later years, Louisville, KY.
Arrangements will be handled by Arch L. Heady Funeral Home, 7410 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40222 . A private family service will precede interment.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of charitable contributions to Centre College, 600 Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422 for inclusion in the Hiram Ely and Buena E. Wright Ely Scholarship Fund.
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