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Verna (Hunecke) Henkhaus

June 12, 1928 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 89)

Verna Henkhaus, 89 of Staunton, IL passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Born June 12, 1928 in Staunton, she was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Adolph & Frieda (Herring) Hunecke. She married Harry P. Henkhaus on September 28, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton and he passed away on April 26, 1987.She was a homemaker and farm wife. Verna was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton as well as the Ladies Aid at Zion Lutheran Church, FFA Alumni, and Shipmates. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking and canning, and mowing grass. She was the Chairwoman of Desserts at the Zion Lutheran Church Sausage Supper. Verna loved her grandchildren very much.

She is survived by 2 sons, Jerry Henkhaus of Staunton and Russell Henkhaus of St. Louis; 1 daughter, JoAnn (Brian) Hartke of Maryville; 4 grandchildren, Rebecca (Matt) Armentrout, Scott (Shelly) Henkhaus, April Vesper, and Stefanie Vesper, 1 step-great granddaughter, Lauren Bozsa of Columbia, MO, 1 sister-in-law, Velma Henkhaus of Alhambra. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton and again from 9 to 10 AM on Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton with Rev. Brad Thomas officiating. Burial will be held at Spangle Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church Organ Fund, Spangle Cemetery, or to the American Heart Association.

Donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
Dallas TX
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

Spangle Cemetery

Zion Lutheran Church Organ Fund
311 S. Elm St., Staunton IL 62088

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