KENTON — Justin H. Sherman, of Kenton, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 86.
Born April 10, 1926 in Kenton, he was a son of the late Edward and Leallah (Hastings) Sherman. On Sept. 17, 1950, he married Norma Jane Flinn and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2006 after 56 years of marriage.
Surviving are his children, Stephanie Zimmer, Becky (Mike) Larrabee and David (Mary) Sherman; seven grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Zimmer, Luke and Jeremiah Larrabee and Garrick, Kathryn and Grant Sherman; a great-granddaughter, Sadie Jane Larrabee; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Miller.
Mr. Sherman was a 1943 graduate of Kenton High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of General McArthur’s Honor Guard. He returned home to the Goshen Township family farm and farmed for the remainder of his life.
He attended Kenton First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Hardin County Shrine. He was a 50-year member of the Latham Chapter Order of the Eastern Star; all Masonic bodies, including Commandry; and the Elks Lodge.
He was a past board director of the BancOhio National Bank, past director of Hardin Memorial Hospital and past board director of Kenton Farmers Marketing.
He was a 50-year member of the Goshen Grange and a 50-year member of the Hardin County Farm Bureau Council No. 33.
He was a past member of Salem United Church of Christ and a past trustee of the St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Mr. Sherman played pool with the Black/White team at the Masonic Temple for years. He was an avid fisherman.
Services for will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Kenton, with the Rev. Peter Paige officiating. Interment will follow in Grove Cemetery, Kenton, with military rites to be conducted by the AMVETS Post No. 1994 Honor Guard. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home, Kenton, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hardin County Hospice, First United Methodist Church of Kenton or the Hardin County Shrine Club.