Nina K. Powers Gerke, 62, of Boonville, passed away, unexpectedly, at her home on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
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Funeral services for Nina will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel at 11:30 Saturday morning, Nov. 1 and family will receive friends from 10:00 o'clock until service time. Burial will follow at a later date.
Nina Kathryn Powers Gerke was born Nov. 8, 1951, the daughter of Joseph H. Powers and Lois Hunzinger Powers. She graduated from Boonville High School and was a dedicated employee of State Farm Insurance for twenty eight years and for the past eight years was the voice of Isle of Capris Casino as the companies telephone answering and dispatching person which is an important public relations part of that operation. Nina married John Gerke April 7, 2001. She was very close to her family, and they to her. Nina enjoyed flower gardening and had won yard of the month awards for her efforts. Her hobbies included crafts, knitting and her flowers. She and John enjoyed eating out at Boonville restaurants and riding through the countryside afterward.
She is survived by her husband of the home, her siblings, Marty Powers of Houston, TX, Mike (Deanna) Powers of Columbia, Dianne (Scott) Jackson of Boonville and Jennifer Descamps of Springfield. Her nieces and nephews; Jonathan and Brandon Powers, Jill Lang, Amanda Garnatz, Emily Jones, Jack and Brooke Powers, Brian, Greg and Jeffrey Jackson and Jalen Descamps were like her children to her. Also surviving are her great nieces and nephews, Riley, Reece and Zoey Lang and Corbin and Britta Jackson.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to that of the families choice.
Davis Funeral Chapel Inc
1397 W Ashley Rd
Boonville, MO 65233
Published in Boonville Daily News from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2014