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Edith Mabel Gibbs Cutright, 95, of Wamego, formerly of Topeka, died Saturday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. Edith was a long-time resident of the area.

Edith was born May 14, 1918, in Oskaloosa. She attended local schools and graduated in 1937 from Oskaloosa High School.  She then attended and graduated from Bethany School of Nursing in 1941.  She was a Registered Nurse.

Edith served in the United States Army Air Corp as a nurse during WWII.  She reached a rank of first lieutenant.

Edith worked many years as a nurse at the VA Medical Center, Stormont-Vail Hospital, and as a private duty nurse in Topeka. She also worked at the Wamego Medical Clinic.

She was a member of Crestview Methodist Church in Topeka and the American Legion Post 0172 in Wamego.

Edith married Thomas F. Cutright on July 31, 1965.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1985.

She is survived by her son, Fred P. Pinkley, Jr and his wife of Gulf Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.  Edith was also preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Donna J. Simmer in 2013; and her siblings.

Graveside services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wamego City Cemetery. Mrs. Cutright will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Foundation, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

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