Florence C. Henke, 94, Jasper

Florence HenkeFlorence C. Henke, 94, of Jasper, died Monday (May 2) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Jasper November 5, 1921, to August and Veronica (Sherman) Eckert. She married Edgar F. Henke April 16, 1940, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died August 16, 1987.

Florence was a homemaker, a member of St. Joseph Church, and a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed playing bingo, being outside, and taking care of her plants.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Henke and Donna Wigand and husband John, all of Jasper, and Judy Dickey and husband William, Shoals; two sons, Ronald Henke and wife Alethea and David Henke and wife Jane, and of Jasper; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great grandchiedren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Augusta Kuntz and Alma Schmitt, fivevbrothers; Linus, Matthew, Norbert, Dennis, and Urban Eckert, and one grandson; Brian Henke.

Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at St.Joseph Church in Jasper. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to the wishes of the family. Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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