Christa Henke, 79 of Staunton, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. She was born on March 31, 1940, in Kaiserslautern, Germany, a daughter of the late Mr. and 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 and a past member of Staunton Lions Club and Staunton VFW Post #1241 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by two sons, Bryan (DeAnna) Henke of Alvin, TX and Darryl Henke of Staunton; five grandchildren, Joshua Henke & Whitney (Taylor) Breen, and their mother, Wanda, and Gage Henke, Raylan & Annabelle Christine Henke; two great-grandchildren, Brooks Breen and Elliot Henke; sister, Margarete (Karl) Rais of Switzerland; two sisters-in-law, Liesel Kreuz of Kaiserslautern, Germany and Rose Ann Mengelkamp of Staunton; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Gertrude Weber and one brother, Friedrich Kreuz.
Private memorial services will be held later. Memorials are suggested to Spangle Cemetery. Williamson Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.