Feature, Local News

Homewood centenarian was pioneer in her profession

When someone turns 100, you might not expect that they’d have much of a social calendar. But that’s not the case for Marjorie Wright of Homewood, who hit the century mark on Oct. 10. There had been several weeks of celebrations leading up to the big day, a family wedding in Wisconsin that week, a church service in her honor. 

Marjorie Wright displays some of the cards she has received in celebration of her 100th birthday on Oct. 10, 2022. (Carrie Steinweg/H-F Chronicle)

Then again, you don’t live that long by . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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