Evelyn C. Justice, 96, of Cedar Rapids, passed away at her home on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 8, at 10 a.m. at Buckingham Cemetery in Traer.
Evelyn Clara Justice was born June 23, 1916 in Chicago, IL, daughter of Charles and Mary (Buhs) Christoffer. At the age of three she moved with her family to Berwyn, IL where she attended Christ Lutheran School and later graduated from Morton High School in Cicero, IL. She continued her education in Business College in Oak Park, IL. On September 5, 1953 she married Wayne Justice in New Orleans, LA. Wayne and Evelyn made their home in Westmont, IL before moving to Cedar Rapids in 1984 to be closer to family. After Wayne's death December 3, 2002 she continued to make Cedar Rapids her home. Her death came at her home early Thursday morning September 6, 2012 under the care of Mercy Hospice. Evelyn was 96 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Elmer and Arthur and two sisters Elsie and Alice. She is survived by her sister in law, Marie Finch of Cedar Rapids, and several nieces and nephews. Burial was held at Buckingham Cemetery.