Just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday a fire claimed the life of an 88-year old woman living inside a home in the 5400 block of Southport Road.

After arriving on scene, fire officials say they saw heavy smoke coming from the home. Upon entering the house, they found 88-year old Dorothy Wright dead in the home.

An entire neighborhood is feeling the loss of a woman they came to know as "Grandma."

Decatur Township fire officials say a family member visiting from Illinois pulled up to the home and saw smoke and flames pouring from the home. Neighbors tell Fox59 Wright was well-known and well-liked, and had lived in the home for 65 years.

Her loss is a shocking and a sad ending for her family and a neighborhood on this holiday weekend.