Christa Henke, 79 of Staunton, Illinois passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL. Born March 31, 1940 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, she was a daughter of the Late Mr. & Mrs. Karl & Emma (Bach) Kreuz. She married Maurice Henke on June 16, 1962 at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany and he passed away on March 14, 2013. Christa was a clerk at Fritz’s Drug Store in Staunton for 22 years and was later employed at First National Bank in Staunton for 11 years. Christa enjoyed quilting and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Staunton; a past member of Staunton Lions Club and Staunton VFW Post #1241 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by 2 Sons, Bryan (DeAnna) Henke of Alvin, TX and Darryl Henke of Staunton, IL; 5 Grandchildren, Joshua Henke & Whitney (Taylor) Breen, and their Mother, Wanda; Gage Henke, Raylan & Annabelle Christine Henke; 2 Great Grandchildren, Brooks Breen & Elliot Henke; 1 Sister, Margarete (Karl) Rais of Switzerland; 2 Sisters-in-Law, Liesel Kreuz of Kaiserslautern, Germany and Rose Ann Mengelkamp of Staunton, IL. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Sister, Gertrude Weber and 1 Brother, Friedrich Kreuz.
Private Memorial Services will be held later. Memorials are suggested to Spangle Cemetery.