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Jerold L. Justus, 77, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 3:41 p.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
Jerold (Jerry) was born July 4, 1939, in Carthage Township, Illinois, the son of Elmer and Jeannette (Stone) Justus. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1957  and then worked on the railroad for many years. When Jerry's parents passed away, he took over their farm.
Jerry loved to watch football and westerns, enjoyed reading, and loved to take drives through the countryside. He also thoroughly appreciated his time at  River Hills Village and particularly loved interacting with the other residents and workers - Jerry never knew a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Justus; and a sister, Janice Justus. Jerry is survived by a sister, Eleanor (Richard) Sopp of Ballwin, Mo.; a brother, James (Shirley) Justus of Elvaston; and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites have been accorded.  Private graveside services will be held at Argyle Cemetery, Rural Colchester at a later Date.  Memorials may be directed to River Hills Village Assisted Living Activities Department. Jones Mortuary of Colchester is in charge of arrangements.    Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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