Jean Justus

Jean Justus (Vanover)

Sunday, February 12th, 1939 - Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Jean Justus, age 81 years, 5 months, and 1 day, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at her home in Stearns, Kentucky and was placed in the care of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm at the Angel Cemetery with Bro. Mark Sewell officiating.

Jean was born on February 12, 1939 in McCreary County to the late Charlie Vanover and the late Elsie (Crabtree) Vanover. She was the widow of Estel “Dick” Justus and a member of the Lower Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Jean worked for the McCreary County School District and was a secretary at the Eagle Elementary School. She loved computers, pictures, and spending time with her beloved family.

She is preceded in death by: one brother, Larry Vanover; and five sisters, Lela Hansford, Wilma Stephens, Ruby Griewe, Leuna Elam, and Mildred Bryant.

Jean is survived by a host of loving family, including: one son, Tim Justus and wife, Ann, of Stearns; one daughter, Kimberly Marlow and husband, Joe, of Stearns; one step daughter, Brenda Carol Bailey and husband, Joel, of Trenton, Ohio; two sisters, Pat Terry of Bronston, and Vivian Turner and husband, Lonnie, of Bethel, Ohio; a brother, Bill Vanover and his wife, Carla, of Somerset; four grandchildren, Tanna Justus and Chad, Kristen Ballard and husband, Jason, Cole Marlow, and Madison Marlow; and six great-grandchildren.

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Jean Justus.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 4:00pm
    Angel Cemetery
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  • Interment

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 4:00pm
    Angel Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Posted at 08:29am
One of sweetest, kindest women I've ever known. So many good memories from childhood, and she was such a rock after my own mother died so long ago.

Linda Becker

Posted at 07:35pm
Memorial Day 2014 on Lake Cumberland. Aunt Jean became like a second mother to me after losing my mom in 2005. We love you, Jean. Linda and Dennis Becker

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