Larry Morse Justice

1940 - 2020

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There will be no services for Larry M. Justice at this time. Larry passed from this life on Friday, April 24, 2020. He was born on May 16, 1940 at the family home in West Mansfield, Ohio to Raymond Walter and Mary Katherine (Morse) Justice. He married Mary Ellen Ramsey on February 12, 1966 in the Ridgeway Methodist Church, and she survives. Also surviving are his children: Korrie (Ben) Alpers, Jeremiah (Rachel) Justice, and Zachary (Jessica Johnson) Justice; and his grandchildren: Nikolai Justice and Lenore Alpers. His parents, and brother, James, preceded him in death. Larry graduated from Bokescreek Local High School in 1958. He attended The Columbus College of Art and Design, received his bachelor degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH, and his masters from St. Francis in Ft. Wayne, IN. He taught art at Kenton Middle School for 38 years. He was also a Past Master of Latham Lodge #154, 32nd Degree Mason in Scottish Rite, Knights Templar and York Rite. Larry attended the First Baptist Church of Kenton and any donation in memory of Larry can be made to The First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and online condolences may be left for the family at

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    First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund - Justice
    1153 County Road 175
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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    No services will be held at this time.

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To : The Justice Family
Date :Tuesday, April 28th 2020
From : Justin Smith
I was greatly saddened to hear about Larry's passing. I always had the utmost respect for him when both as a teacher and Zach's father.

I remember spending a lot of time at your house as a kid and Larry was always fascinating to me. He's the reason I love JRR Tolkien so much.

You're in my thoughts and prayers are this time. Blessings to all of you.

To : Mary
Date :Tuesday, April 28th 2020
From : Sue Zimmer
So very saddened to hear about Larry. My heart hurts for you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and blessings to you and all Larry's loved ones.

To : Justice Family
Date :Tuesday, April 28th 2020
From : Dave Sturgeon
Larry touched the lives of many students. He was a good friend. He will be missed by all!!

To : Mary and famiy
Date :Tuesday, April 28th 2020
From : Joe and Sandy Prater
We were very saddened upon learning of Larry's passing. We developed a wonderful friendship and admiration while teaching in the back all of KMS. He was a true colleague and an even better person. Our prayers are with you at this grieving time.

To : The Justice Family
Date :Tuesday, April 28th 2020
From : Duane and Terri Ramsey
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you in this time of grief. We know he's drawing the glories of heaven.

To : The Justice Family
Date :Tuesday, April 28th 2020
From : Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Mr. Justice was not only my Art teacher, but I also had the pleasure of working with Larry at KMS for several years. What a great guy who touched the lives of many. Please accept my condolences and know you're in my thoughts at this difficult time. With My Sincere Sympathy, Cheryl

To : Justice family
Date :Wednesday, April 29th 2020
From : Wayne Kearns
My sincere condolences to your family! Mr. Justice was one of my favorite teachers! May he rest in peace!

To : Justice family
Date :Wednesday, April 29th 2020
From : Joe Sines Sloop
So sorry to hear about Larry. I grew up next door to Larry and James and had alot of fun times. Prayers to you and your kids. Remember all the good times you had with him.y8w

To : The Justice Family
Date :Thursday, April 30th 2020
From : Max Trachsel
I had the good fortune to chaperone three 8th grade Washington DC trips back in the mid-1990s with Mr. Justice and really admired how well he related with the students. Mr. Justice was very welcoming to our Hardin Northern students who accompanied the Kenton students. I also knew him as a fellow Mason and Larry represented the Masonic fraternity well. Max Trachsel

To : Mary and the Children of Larry Justice
Date :Friday, May 1st 2020
From : Don and Bobbie Justice Larrys Cousin and wife
Mary, thank You for letting Us know of Larry’s passing.
As You know the Justice family wasn’t the best in keeping in touch with one another.once my family moved from West Mansfield I lost touch with James and Larry.
I do remember one time I was doing a school project about dinosaurs and Larry drew several beautiful pictures of various dinosaurs that I included in the report that I am sure got me the A I was given.
Larry was so talented and I know He influenced many of his students to love art as He did!
God’s great blessings on You all, Larry’s beloved family! I know He will be missed, but the memory of the wonderful Husband and Father He was will lift You up as You all grieve Larry’s passing!
Don Justice

To : Family of Larry
Date :Wednesday, May 6th 2020
From : Darren Gilbert
While attending KMS, had the pleasure to have Mr. Justice as an Art Instructor. Art wasn't one of my strongpoints growing up, however Mr. Justice made learning fun and maintained a positive vibe within his classroom. You're all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. RIP Mr. Justice.