Leona Margaret Henneke Schertz passed away on January 9, 2022, at the age of 91. She was born to parents Leo and Josephine Kuhn Henneke in Cat Springs, Texas on November 15, 1930, and was raised in Bernardo, Texas. Leona was baptized into the Catholic faith in Mentz, Tx. at St. Roch's. She attended school in Bernardo. On November 9, 1948, Leona was joined in marriage to Vincent Schertz at St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz, Texas.
She is survived by her daughters, Ann Socha Bird and husband Bill, and Lois Howard and husband Donnie; grandchildren: Jennifer Hogue and husband Tim, Chris Howard and wife JJ, Mike Socha and wife Charlotte, Julie Socha, Scott Socha and wife Renee, Sarah Waters, and John Socha; great-grandchildren: Kurt, Allison, Hunter, Holly, Spencer, Abby, Loy, Jacob, Liz, Zach, Maddie, Ava Kate, Claire, Holden, Jaydon, Garrett, Ethan, Dean, Addyson and Merrick; great-great-grandchildren: Layla, Hazel, and Harry, and brother Joe Henneke and wife Jocelyn, sister-in-law Cecilia Schertz. She is survived by many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
Being a devout Catholic, Leona was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church for 64 years. She was very involved in the church being a member of the Altar Society. She worked at Meals on Wheels for 30 years upon her retirement. Leona was a devoted wife and mom to her husband and daughters. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren made her very proud.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Ronnie Socha, sisters Marie Poenitzsch and Cecilia Luedeke, brothers Aloies and Ebert Henneke, brother-in-law Alois Schertz and sister-in-law Mary Supak.
A Private Funeral Ceremony with Father John Ohling will be held at the Brownfield Funeral Home on January 15, 2022. Leona will Lie In State from 10 am - 8 pm on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Brownfield Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1902 Levelland Highway, Brownfield, Tx 79316.