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Justus "Charles" Denhardt

NEWARK: Justus "Charles" Denhardt, age 73, of Newark, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Emeritus at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.

He was born on October 16, 1938 in Mount Vernon to Justus Wilbur "Jack" and Donnabelle (Burson) Denhardt.

Charles was the corporate pilot for Shelly Company in Thornville and retired in 2000 after 26 years of service. He also was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kay (Harstine) Denhardt; daughter, Jill Denhardt - Marietta of Croton; his mother, Donnabelle; step-daughters, Teresa M. Peters, Wendy Hutchinson and Andrea Seymour; sister, Ellen M. (Don) Denhardt-Petty of Erlanger, KY; grandchildren, Payge Penrod, Tyler Cain, Amy and Katie Hutchinson, Shannon Morrison; great-granddaughters, Kayla, Megan and Mariah Morrison; nephew, Jack Petty, niece Janell Bundy; great-nephews, Nathan Bundy, Gage and Cody Engle.

Charles was preceded by his father, Jack; and a stepson, George Rickus.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 7:00 - 9:00PM at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:00PM with Pastor Kris Santiago officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to: of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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Published in the Advocate on Sept. 20, 2012
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