December 13, 2001

(3/1/1924 - 12/6/2001)

Robert W. Justice, 77, of Kahoka, MO died December 6, 2001, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.

He was born March 1, 1924, in Arbela, MO, a son of Ernest and Lillie Turtle Justice.

He married Veneta Lapsley on September 9, 1960, in Jerseyville, IL. She survives.

He attended Brush College and later was a graduate of Kahoka High School, Kahoka, MO. He served in the United States Army in the 11th Airborne from October 13, 1944 - July 20, 1946. He was a member of the Neeper Christian Church and the Clark County Moose Lodge #1432.

Robert had farmed most of his life. He had worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, IA for nine years. He also worked at Shaffer Pen in Fort Madison, IA, Sheller Globe in Keokuk, IA, and more recently volunteered delivering meals for the Clark County Nutrition Center. He enjoyed antiques and going to auctions, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is also survived by eight children, Beverly Jenkins and her husband, Michael of Cedar Creek, MO, Susan Sheffler and Tony Kincaid of Kahoka, MO, Robert Justice and his wife, Sharon of Sperry, IA, Cliff Sheffler and his wife, Bonnie, Robin Thomson and her husband, Gary, Anita Talbert and her husband, Joe, Ernest Justice and his wife, Jeanne, and X.L. Justice and his wife, Jennifer, all of Kahoka, MO; three sisters, Mabel Sears of Glendale, AZ, Hazel Kapfer of Louisiana, MO, and Shirley Jean Hangan of Minneapolis, MN; two brothers, Leland Justice and his wife, Mary of Memphis, MO, Raymond Justice and his wife, Cleta of Edmond, OK; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Cindy Sheffler and Linda Young; two sisters, Thelma Carvens and Iva Mae Gast; two brothers, Francis and Ernest Justice; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held December 11, 2001, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO, with Reverend Ernest Deatrick officiating. Burial with military rites, conducted by the V.F.W. Post #4342 and the American Legion Post 192, was in the Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA. Military pallbearers were Howard Evermon, Lonnie Gray, Chis Lentz, George Hudson, Keith Nixon and Bill Ragan. Honorary pallbearers were his sons, grandsons and Larry Shaffer. Organist was Tommie Welker. Soloist was Wayne Blum. Memorials were made to the family. The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO was in charge of arrangements.

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