Marta Hildegarde Kleeb

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church in Crossville, Tenn., for Christa Marta Hildegarde Kleeb, 79, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006. The Rev. Cecil McFarland will officiate the service. Hood Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Christa was born March 11, 1926 in Jauer, Germany, the daughter of Max and Marta Heidrich Jentsch. She moved to Grafton in the mid-1950s, then to Sarasota, Fla., in 1971 and retired to Fairfield Glade in 1989 with her beloved husband, John Kleeb, who preceded her in death.

Christa was a devoted Christian, loving wife and committed mother to her children. She is survived by her sons, John Kleeb and wife Meg of Crossville, and Mark Kleeb and wife Leslie of Oviedo, Fla.; daughter Monika Hughes of Crossville; grandchildren Kristopher Kleeb of Carlsbad, Calif., Lara Zwick of Cedarburg, Leah Hoffman of Milwaukee, Lisa Tello of Kansasville and Austin and Ryan Kleeb of Oviedo, Fla.; great-grandchildren Max and Brady Zwick of Cedarburg and Paige and Owen Tello of Kansasville; and her very special caring and compassionate friend, Robert Pelt.

The family has respectfully asked that donations be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams, Crossville, TN, 38555.