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Joann M. Light
  • Mrs. Light's wishes were that memorials in her honor be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens.

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Joann M. Light, nee Juenger, 74, of New Athens, IL; born on May 6, 1942 in Mascoutah, IL; passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Joann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a homemaker and provided childcare from her home for many years. Until recent years you would find Joann and her husband camping just about every weekend.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents - Raymond and Marie, nee Bergheger, Juenger.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years - James L. Light whom she married on February 9, 1965 in Belton, TX. One son - James R. (Cindy) Light of New Athens, IL. One daughter - Joyce (Brent) Weber of Freeburg, IL. Her grandchildren - Ryan, Amber, Rachel, Chelsea, Tiffany, Nicole, A.J. Great-grandchildren - Miles, Rylan, Ryder, Matayla, Vaughn, Fynn, Eli, Tayden. Four sisters - Bonnie Wiegand of Waterloo, IL; Sandy Habrock of St. Libory, IL; Sue (Gip) Hofstetter of Dupo, IL; Carol (Don) Crissman of Belleville, IL. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged.

In keeping with Joann's wishes cremation will be held with no services.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.