The Edmond Sun


October 1, 2013

Raymond Russell Justice

EDMOND — Raymond Russell Justice, 79, of Paola, Kan., passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he met.

Raymond was born August 20, 1934 in Kahoka, Mo., to Ernest and Lily (Turtle) Justice. He attended and graduated from Kahoka High School class of 1952. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. Raymond was originally from Edmond, Okla.; there he was a faithful member of the Masons and the Kiwanis Club, and also served as Boy Scout Leader.

Raymond married the love of his life Cleda Epps on January 9, 1975. Together they enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family and grandchildren.

Raymond is preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Cleda Justice, of the home; four daughters: Janette Barton and her husband Bryan of Derby, Kan., Annette Bray and her husband Ben of Paola, Kan., Shelley Tuttle of Bristow, Okla., Teresa Absher of Edmond; two sons: Michael Justice of Tampa, Fla., James R. Justice and his wife Cathy of Edmond; grandchildren: Melanie Thorne, Staci McLean, Mandy Vickers, Lauren Absher, Amy Tuttle, Luke Tuttle and Tyler Barton; and five great-grandchildren: Shaelyn McLean, Adaleyn McLean, Camden Thorne, Jot Thorne, Madison Fugate and Kaylee Vickers. Raymond is also survived by his sister Shirley Jean Haugen of Indianapolis, Ind.

The family thanks Raymond’s doctors and the staff at Black Hawk Assisted Living of Spring Hill, Kan., as well as Care Alternatives Hospice for the special care and attention they provided him during his stay.

Raymond was cremated according to his wishes. A graveside service will be noon Friday, October 11, 2013 at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Care Alternative Hospice 783 N.E. Anderson Lane Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064. Condolences may be offered at

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