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Joan Stevens Rinker (Covington) Taylor

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Taylor Joan Stevens Rinker Taylor (Covington), died peacefully with her daughters by her side on April 6, 2017. She was blessed with a loving family and many close friendships and will be remembered for her grace, poise and dignity. Joan was born on March 17, 1925, the only child of parents Phoebe Michel Rinker and Alan Stevens Rinker. Preceded in death by her husbands Robert Hampton Covington and Dr. Jack Neal Taylor. She is survived by daughters, Constance (Robert) Godley and Joan Covington Sorrell; grandchildren, Sharon Hofmann (John), Robert William Godley (Danielle), Nicole and Erica Godley, Michael, Wesley and William Sorrell; and great grandchildren, Theodore and Charlotte Hofmann. A lifelong resident of Upper Arlington, Joan was a 1943 graduate of Upper Arlington High School, a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Education and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta in which she remained active throughout her life. Following college, Joan enjoyed being a teacher at Columbus School for Girls and as the Radio Show hostess, Miss Everkind. She and her parents were a founding family and members of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and she also attended Trinity by the Cove in Naples, FL. In addition, she was member of Scioto Country Club and was involved in the Columbus Museum of Art Women's Board, the Pleasure Guild of Children's Hospital, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Columbus Symphony Women's Board. Joan was fortunate to have traveled the world with family and friends and loved The Ohio State University football and marching band, playing bridge with many different groups of friends and adored all animals. Joan's life will be celebrated at a service of memory at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2151 Dorset Road, Columbus, OH 43221. Her family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or the Columbus Museum of Art.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2017
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