Jean Justice, 82 and a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away quietly at 1:40 a.m. in Warsaw Meadows Care Center on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Born Velva Imogene Rice on Dec. 1, 1936, in Waynesburg, Ky., she was one of six children. She grew up in Lincoln County, Ky. before settling in Warsaw where she would meet the man with whom she would spend the next fifty-five years, Henry C. Justice. The two were wed on June 27, 1959.
She was devoted to her family, to their wellbeing and to time spent with them. She loved her children and grandchildren deeply and was a kind, sweet woman. Nothing was more precious to Mrs. Justice than having her large family gathered, enjoying her home cooked meals and the company of one another. When she was able, she also enjoyed birdwatching, watching Dale Earnhardt win NASCAR races, and listening to country music. She liked to sing and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she treated herself to Friday Fish, Chicken Night and BINGO.
Those left with memories to treasure include four sons: Martin (Cindi) Justice of Winona Lake; Richard (Lisa) Justice of Warsaw; Jeff (Mirna) Justice of Warsaw; and Terry (Jennifer) Justice of Warsaw; two brothers: Lloyd (Barbara) Rice and Paul (Brenda) Rice both of Waynesburg, Ky.; and a sister, Helena Elliott of Leesburg. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. On April 3, 2015, her husband, Henry Justice preceded her in passing. Also preceding her were sister, Ruby Blanton-Wells; brother, J.T. Rice and her parents.
Friends will be received for a time of visitation and sharing of memories from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. On Friday, a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with an additional opportunity for visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be directed to K-21 Health Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund, PO Box 1810, Warsaw, IN 46581-1810. Condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com