GALVA – Dolores Marie Justus, 97, of Galesburg, formerly of Galva, died at 3:35 AM, Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 23 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Karen Martin will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
She was born July 9, 1917 in Greene County, IN, the daughter of Earl and Pearl (Phillips) Bedwell. She married James S. Justus on June 6, 1936 in Linton, IN and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1995. Survivors include her son, Jim (Lisa) Justus of Galesburg, two grandchildren, Laura (Curtis) Suhl of Paxton, IL and James R. “Jack” (Staci) Justus of Tallahassee, FL and four great grandchildren, Kayla, Kamryn and Karly Suhl and Ike Logan Justus. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Dolores was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Galva and Lake Calhoun and their ladies golf league. In her early years she was a Den Mother and had enjoyed tennis and baseball. Later in life she enjoyed bowling and golfing. She was an avid Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.