Joan Burke Light, age 88, of Lima died 5:20 a.m., Saturday Dec. 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 6, 1924 in Lima to Howard E. and Mary Lucile Nichols Burke. She married Judge Robert M. Light Oct. 1, 1948 and he preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2001.
Mrs. Light had been a homemaker and had an avid interest in theatre, dogs and horses. She had been a member of the Flat Landers Riding Club, helped with the Equestrian Therapy Program and was a past board member for the Allen County Humane Society. She had also been a member of the Jr. Service League and the Elkes. She had worked with the Encore Theater and played the title role in “Driving Miss Daisy”.
Survivors include a son Jeffrey Burke (Vicki) Light of Santa Clarita, CA, 3 daughters: Kathleen O’Hara Light of Lima, Janie Beth Light (Scott) Hayes of Austin, TX, Jodi Light (Mario) Mendivil of Phoenix, AZ, 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, She was preceded in death by a sister Jane Burke Darrah. and a brother Dr. John W. (Frida) Burke of Lima, OH.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date and memorial contributions may be given to The Equestrian Therapy Program or the Humane Society.
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