Carolyn Ann (Harris) Henke

November 22, 1947November 29, 2018

Carolyn Ann (Harris) Henke, 71, of Reading, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon. Carolyn was born November 22, 1947 in Pottsville, a daughter of the late James Harris and Betty (Nelms) Snopek.

She was a Pottsville High School graduate and went on to be a Certified Nursing Assistant at the former Leader Home now known as ManorCare Sinking Spring. From there she moved over to the former Community General Hospital in the city. Carolyn then transferred to St. Joseph Hospital as a CNA but then took up housekeeping and remained there for over 20 years.

Carolyn was a life member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Reading. She enjoyed ceramics and crafts. She also liked karaoke and would sing Patsy Kline and Brenda Lee hits. But mostly, Carolyn is known for her tight bond with her daughter, Crystal. They were always together.

Carolyn is survived by her best friend and daughter, Crystal L. Henke and her companion, Kyle W. Danner; her grandson, Julian Valderrama; two brothers, James and Robert Harris; a sister, Joanne Autera and a stepmother, June Harris.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother and father James and Betty; two brothers Terrance and William "Davidio" Cox and a sister, Lisa Harris.

Services for Carolyn are private and at the convenience of the family. Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, Exeter Twp. is entrusted with the arrangements.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Henke family.


  • James Harris, Father
  • Betty Snopek, Mother
  • Crystal L. Henke, Daughter
  • Kyle W. Danner, Companion of Crystal
  • Julian Valderrama, Grandson
  • June Harris, Stepmother
  • James Harris, Brother
  • Robert Harris, Brother
  • Terrance Cox, Brother
  • William "Davidio" Cox, Brother
  • Joanne Autera, Sister
  • Lisa Harris, Sister


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Carolyn Ann (Harris) Henke

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Jean Bailey

December 2, 2018


Your mother was a beautiful person. I always was happy to see her. She was lucky to have you for a daughter. I know God welcomed her with open arms and will always be looking over you and Julian.

With sympathy and love,
Clara Jean and Pank