Ina June KahmkeJanuary 6th, 2021
Ina June Kahmke, 99, of Auxvasse, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at King's Daughters Home in Mexico, Missouri. She was born on July 5, 1921 in Swaledale, Iowa, the daughter of the late Jessie and Mildred (Hudson) Henderson. She was married on June 29, 1940 in Charleston, Missouri to Marvin "Joe" Kahmke, who preceded her in death on September 29, 1976. Ina graduated from Perryville High School in 1939. She worked for a number of companies over the years and retired from McDonnell Douglas. A strong work ethic was one of her most valuable characteristics, as well as with being willing to take on challenges. Her children told her God put her on Earth as a "born to be babysitter." She took care of four generations of children from her younger brothers to her great-grandchildren. She has many skills such as sewing, gardening, quilting, machine knitting, and being a great cook. She was thoughtful to other people, many times putting them ahead of herself. Family and faith were the center of her life. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Kondracki (Bruce) of Chesterfield and Jean Smithee (Wilmon) of Auxvasse; grandchildren, Michael Bell, Steven and Sara Kondracki, and Heather Brown (Dale) and Ashley McGlynn (Jason); great-grandchildren, Abigail, Dale Alan, Olivia, and Johnathan Brown, and Ronan and Harper McGlynn; along with one brother, Bert Henderson of Wichita, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and five brothers, Madison, Ray, Charles, Francis, and Lawrence. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Home Cemetery in Perryville, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made in Ina's honor to The King's Daughters Home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.