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Karen G. Lightner
Karen G. LightnerClydesdaleKaren G. Lightner 60 of LaRue, died peacefully Tuesday morning January 19, 2016 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born April 15, 1955 in LaRue to the late Alfred E. and Inez Marie (Jaccaud) Adams

Karen was a 1972 graduate of the Elgin High School, she was a homemaker in every sense of the word, she made taking care of her family and the family farm a lifelong priority, she always put herself second behind the needs of her family and her horses.
Karen and her family were very active in showing Clydesdale horses, they traveled all over the United States doing this. Karen would be described as a “Horsey Person”.
She was a member of the Clydesdale Breeders of the USA. Karen also enjoyed doing cross-stitch, something she learned from her mother.

Surviving are her husband, John C. Lightner, they were married May 27, 1983 in Reno, their children: Nathan W. (Torri Brooks) Lightner of LaRue and Ashley E. (Dan) Crawford of Richwood, step son: David A. Lightener of Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Grandchildren: April Crawford and Addison Lightner, half-brother: Larman (Judy) Utter of Galion

Funeral services will be held Saturday January 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Greg Field will officiate, burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, friends may call Friday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Scioto Valley Fire District at 100 North Front Street, LaRue, Oho 43332

Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 8:24 PM


#2 from: Paula Butz
Fredericktown Ohio
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 8:41 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family. RIP Karen...

#3 from: Jennifer Conroy
La Rue
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Karen was so good with those giant horses...her heart was every bit as big as theirs.
God's strength to her loved ones she's left to carry on.  She'll be missed greatly.

#4 from: Dianna and Ed schweinfurth
LaRue ohio
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 8:46 PM

To john and children, we send our heartfelt sympathy. We understand how much she will be missed. She was a brave and kind hearted woman.
Ed and Dianna Weller Schweinfurth

#5 from: Barb holcomb
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:17 PM

So sorry to hear about Karens passing she was a hard worker and loved her family very much. She was just a good woman.

#6 from: sherrie Schulte pinkerton
chilton wisconsin
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 7:38 AM

John and family so sorry to hear of Karen passing. She was always so fun to talk with when I worked for you guys and she was a hard worker. I remember her cracking jokes every once in a while when loading straw or trying to fix something. She's an angel now and will still always be with you guys.

#7 from: The Mullen Family
Shining Meadows Clydesdales
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 10:19 AM

We are so sorry for you loss. The Clydesdales world has lost a champion and friend, we are all saddened. Few are lucky enough, as Karen was, to have their hand on horse everyday of their lives. May peace be yours knowing she lived her life with joy in her heart.

#8 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Palmetto, Fl
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Our prayers go out to Karen's family.  It has been quite a few years ago since Karen substituted in the High School Cafeteria for me.
She was such a pleasure to work with & someone I will never forget.
May you remember the good times.

#9 from: Cynthia Wright Byrnes
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 4:29 PM

My sincerest  condolences JohnC. on the loss of your wife Karen.God bless you with strength and hope during this time and forever keep sustaining your memories of past good times.

#10 from: Keith & Kim Mann
Wichita, KS
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 9:39 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Karen was a great horsewoman.  God's Blessing.

#11 from: Dick & Donna Evans
La Rue
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 5:17 PM

So sorry for your loss.

#12 from: Kathi felty jividen
150 Washington
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:17 AM

We grew up across the street from each other , she so loved horses still remember Katy K haven't seen Karen in years but I have lots of childhood memory of her and her parents RIP Karen my deepest sympathy to her family, I speak for my brothers who have moved on also RIP

#13 from: Terri Billenstein
Kenton, Ohio
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Nathan and Family,
I am so, so sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling. Hugs and prayers to all of you, my thoughts are with you.

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