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Garneta Light, 81, died of natural causes in Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, 635 Oakhill Ave., at 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
Garneta was born on May 28, 1929, in Tyner, Ind., the daughter of Ray and Agnes Rupel Stull.¬† She graduated from Tyner High School.
She was first married to Don Balsley and later married Willard Light.
Garneta was the dietician at several hospitals and nursing homes in the Marshall County area.
A member of the Bremen Church of the Brethren, she loved to shop and to cook and was famous for her delicious pies and deserts and potato salad.¬†
Always working she took care of numerous disabled and elderly couples, cooking and cleaning in their homes.¬† She was a devoted animal lover.
Garneta is survived by two daughters and two sons.¬† Her daughters are Karen and Gene Curless, New Haven, Ind.; Joyce and Robert Breeden, Utica, Ill.¬† Her sons are Gregory and Joetta Balsley, Plymouth and Brian Balsley, Boulder, Wyoming.
Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive together with several nieces and nephews.
Garneta was preceded in death by both of her husbands, two brothers, Dean and Galen Stull, an infant brother Wayne and two sisters, Jeanette and Martha Clingenpeel.
Visitation and the sharing of memories with her family will be on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, Ind.
The funeral services for Garneta will be held following visitation at 2 p.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Bremen Cemetery, Bremen, Ind.
Memorials to Garneta‚Äôs name may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 22, Plymouth, Ind.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.johnson-danielson.com