purple flowersChrista M. (Hens) Neff, 80, of Noblesville passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 following an extended illness.  She was born in Hanau, Germany on July 13, 1936 to Andreas and Berta (Amend) Hens.

Christa came to the United States in 1962 and has lived in Noblesville for well over fifty years.  She had many varied interests that range from going dancing at the German-American Club to hunting mushrooms in the woods each spring.  Above all, Christa was a very devoted mother who cherished spending quality time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Patrick (Shelley) Rigsby of Noblesville; one daughter, Lorry Middleton of Oregon; two sisters, Elke Curtin of Noblesville and Jutta Bryant of Germany.  Many loving grandchildren and greatgrandchildren also survive as do several special extended family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terry Rigsby; a son, Michael Rigsby; a brother, Horst Hens; and a granddaughter, Anna.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.