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Betty JustenIt is with great sadness the Justen family announces the passing of Norene Virginia "Betty" Justen 92. She died peacefully on August 21, 2018 holding the loving hands of her children and family in Warrenton, Virginia of natural causes. Norene was born June 20, 1926 in North Braddock Pennsylvania and was the of daughter of James G Scott and Wilda Pearl Lybarger. She grew up in Elyria, Ohio and is survived by 2 of her 5 siblings, her sisters, Evelyn Hintz and Nancy Murray the youngest.

After graduating from Elyria High School 1946 and working as at Neisners's Department store, she fell for her Sweetheart, Kenneth Justen, while they became pen pals during WWII. The couple were married the following year on April 6, 1946 United Presbyterian Church in Elyria, Ohio. Norene and Ken were happily married for 51 years until his death in 1997.

In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Norene was very talented and loved all types of crafts, sewing and needlework. She was always making an afghan or quilt for friends and family. Known for her love of cooking and baking, her grandchildren thought she made the best chocolate chip cookies and iced brownies in the world. Norene loved holidays and family get togethers: spending time with family was very important to her. Norene was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, and the American Legion Post 12 Auxiliary of Elyria. Norene would often surprise you with her sassy side and many loved her feisty, yet good sense of humor. She had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. Now this kind and very gentle soul, has passed from earth to heaven. She will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved her.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her children Thomas Justen, Bettie Phillips, Dan and Barb Justen, Peter and Darcy Justen and her deceased son Ken Justen Jr. She has touched the lives of 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren that all loved and adored her.

Family and friends will gather at the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria Sunday, August 26th for visitation†from†1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Monday, August 27th at 10:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. at St. Agnes Church, 160 Lake Ave, Elyria, with the Reverend Father Albert Veigas, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Ohio.

» 6 Condolences and Greetings
Ericka M Goodson
sent Friday, 07 September 2018 14:18
Our sincere condolences go out to all who knew this beautiful woman. Ericka ( Unger) Goodson, and Family.
Esther C
sent Saturday, 01 September 2018 04:56
I send my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.
Stan Wojdyla
sent Sunday, 26 August 2018 12:50
Justen Family: I am sorry for the loss of your mother- itís always tough no matter what age she maybe. Dan glad you remembered the name. Please know she will be in my prayers.
Peter Justen
sent Sunday, 26 August 2018 05:26
Hey Girl, I know you were ready, and I know you are in much better place. But I will still miss you. I believe God has a special way of keeping those we live in our lives. Iíll think of you every time I smell chocolate chip cookies. Iíll see your sweet smile on your grandchildrenís faces and see those sparkling blue eyes you gave me each time I look in the mirror. You havenít gone, youíre just in a different place place, waiting for us to catch up. I love you Mom.
Dale Williams
sent Saturday, 25 August 2018 16:20
My deepest condolences to the entire Justen Family. Your mother was a very special lady and was always very kind to me and always had a smile for me when I visited her home. Will always remember her homemade cookies and how the smell radiated though out the house when she lived in Elyria on Grafton Road when I was a teenager and hanging out with Pete. RIP Mrs. Justen and I will always remember your kind soul and heart and especially your warm engaging smile.
Dan J
sent Saturday, 25 August 2018 04:35
Thank You Mom for my memories......watching captain penny on my ď lil red chairĒ, letting me watch the 3 Stooges...a full jar of homemade cookies and kook aid to drink with friends on the front porch on Spruce Street...making cinnamon toast to take to school to have after we went to daily mass at St Agnesís....alone with all the PB&J .....Cub and Boy Scouts..the good old days when we could could go anywhere and play but be back for lunch...all day baseball games at west rec and Siewerka,s backyard..encouraging me thru college years..showing me what it takes for a great marriage..Iím on year 42 to an amazing gave my kids and grandkids their memories...brownies, patches, camping,,.,rushing to help in a seconds notice,,,helping me thru the death of our sonJason...Life is full of ups and downs...thru them both you were there with your bright smile and offer to help...never a doubt of your love and support..always there for me...Thatís my Mom. Always in my heart..
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