Joan Pearl Henke

February 3, 1942June 10, 2018

Joan Pearl Henke of Arnold, MO. passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Loving daughter of the late Edward and Hilda (nee Dornseif) Henke; dear sister of Edward (Donna) Henke and June (and the late Harvey) Kirk; dear aunt of Steven and Gary (Jeanine) Kirk, Edward (Tabitha) Henke Debbie (Chuck) DeMoulin and the late Karen Kirk; great aunt of Andrew and Ryan Kirk, Max and Sam Henke.

Joan worked as a Supervisor in the Banking Industry for many years.

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  • Edward Henke, Father
  • Hilda Henke (nee Dornseif), Mother
  • Karen Kirk, Niece
  • Debbie (Chuck) DeMoulin, Niece
  • Steven Kirk, Nephew
  • Gary (Jeanine) Kirk, Nephew
  • Edward (Tabitha) Henke, Nephew
  • Andrew Kirk, Great Nephew
  • Ryan Kirk, Great Nephew
  • Max Henke, Great Nephew
  • Sam Henke, Great Nephew
  • Edward (Donna) Henke, Brother
  • June (Harvey) Kirk, Sister


  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Joan Pearl Henke

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Wilma Johnston

June 20, 2018

We have a picture of Joan and June and Hilda from the family reunion that we were privileged to be at. Traveling from Washington State. We are of the family of Bertha Henke Paronto. Daughter of Henry and Alys Henke.

We enjoyed that visit to Missouri very much, learned so much about our family history and the area our Mother Bertha grew up in. We thank all the family there for such a great privilege. It embarked me on Genealogy, which I find very enjoyable today. Our ancestors are such a blessing to us all. They were hard workers to provide for their families which brings us to our day. Joan did much in her life time for the family. She will be missed but not forgotten. Thanks for sharing her with us.

Gary Kirk

June 14, 2018

I remember Aunt Joan as caring and funny and I would always look forward to going to her house and seeing her and Grandma at the old property. I remember walking through the woods there and I have memories when I was very little of going to the old house on the property. I also remember one time when Aunt Joan drove 100 mph and I thought that was the best thing ever. Steven and I talked recently and we also remembered bubbling lights on their Christmas tree and fires in her fireplace. I loved my Aunt Joan because she was always caring and funny to us when we were young and I hope to see her in heaven someday.

Doris Carthy

June 14, 2018

Joan will be remembered for taking care of her Mom for many years.

I remember Joan liked to color her hair and sometimes did not read the directions. One night as we were joking around and she took the towel off, we said, "oh my God Joan, it's green". Joan made a mad dash for the nearest mirror. Of course, it was okay.

Joan loved to drive and we spent a lot of time just driving around.

I will miss the almost daily calls keeping me updated on what was happening in Arnold and old friends.

Joan will be missed, but not she is at peace and with family.

Fern Miller

June 12, 2018

For many of our earlier years Joan, Doris and I would run around together. We did stupid things that made our parents hair stand up, but managed not to get killed. One of my memories of our adventures was when one day we were riding around, 3 in the front seat, not allowed today, and I happened to step on Joan's foot which had a corn on it. Joan yelled and said you stepped my corn off. With the good sense God gave us we just laughed and went on our way.

I had hoped to make it back to MO to see Joan one more time but that was not meant to be.

Joan was our cousin and greatly loved by all my siblings as well as myself.

My mom, Pearl nee Dornseif Buettner was Joan's God parent.

Eunice Glover

June 11, 2018

It seems so strange not to see Joan cruising by Dad's farm, Marvin Keller and stopping for a chat or to share a memory of friends and family. Joan was a warm caring woman and will miss her and her sense of humor. Eunice Glover, Marvin and Esther Keller's daughter. Rest In Peace Joan and our deepest sympathy to all of Joan's family