Joan Randolph Kyre

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Joan Randolph Kyre LUBBOCK- Joan Randolph Kyre, 81, passed away Feb. 20, 2014. Memorial services will be March 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Joan was born Jan. 19, 1933, in Wauseon, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she met and married Korean War vet Martin Kyre in 1955. She taught grade school in Seattle and College Station. Joan was a talented and creative writer. She first wrote one-act plays and then screenplays. After moving to Lubbock, Joan started Communications Emporium, which produced radio commercials. Later she was president of Magic Box, Inc., which manufactured physical therapy equipment. Joan was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the League of Women Voters, University Women's Club, Ohio Wesleyan Alumni Association, and several book clubs and screenwriter's groups. She served as precinct chairman of the local Democratic Party. She was a founder and frequent president of the Dusty Days Investment Club and a director of the West Texas Chapter of BetterInvesting. She is survived by her husband, Martin; a cousin, Richard Randolph of Henderson, Nev.; and many friends. Inurnment will be June 21 in Wauseon, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Luke's UMC or .

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 19, 2014
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