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Kurste Henderson, 52

Kurste Henderson, 52, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at her home at 7:22 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022. 


On March 26, 1969 Kurste Maddox was born in Keywest, Florida.  Growing up near Danville, Illinois, she shared her childhood with a sister Marci. She graduated in 1987 from Westville High School near Danville where she was on the lady Tiger softball and volleyball teams.  Kurste continued her education at Danville Area Community College and earned an associates degree in accounting.


As a detailed accounts analyst, Kurste worked in the offices of Smokercraft Corporation of New Paris.  Her greatest attributes were her strong, dedicated work ethic, the devotion to her children and the grands, always there for them and providing them with the best.  When family needed care, she delivered the most amazing love and care, doing all she could to provide comfort.  Family was Kurste's greatest passion.


Summertime brought on a time to relax floating in the pool.  A sports enthusiast, Kurste followed Da' Bears, Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame Football.   She enjoyed gathering with her sisters on "Wine Wednesday," the day prior to Thanksgiving to sip wine and make noodles for the Thanksgiving Feast.


Later in life, Kurste was able to connect with her long-lost sister, Carol, whom she and Marci were made aware of through DNA testing.


Left to cherish Kurste's memory are her companion Kevin Caudill, four children Kaighla White, Ariel Ward, Emily Henderson and Garrett Henderson all of Danville, IL;  2 sisters: Marci Smith (Scott) of Danville, Carol Moody (Steve) of Yuciapa, CA; 4 grandchildren: Dayo, Saji, Rumi and Izzy;  best friend Dennis Kinser, her loving Smokercraft family and Bear, her custom blend canine companion.


Preceding her in death are her parents, and best friend Annette Wells-Howe.


Family services are planned at a later date. 


The Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements. 


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