LARUS, Jean Dennis, was born on September 27, 1927 in Richmond, Virginia and passed away on March 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leila and Erle Smith; her son, Charles Dennis; a sister, two brothers, and her husbands, Benjamin Dennis III and John B. Larus Sr. Mrs. Larus was a member of the Richmond Women's Golf Association, The Country Club of Virginia, where she was the 1970 Women's Golf Champion, the Tuckahoe Woman's Club and the Windsor Farms Garden Club. She is survived by her children and stepchildren, Benjamin Dennis IV, David Dennis, Deborah Dennis, Thomas Larus (Liz), Gavin Larus Anderson (John), and John Larus Jr. (Lourdes); grandchildren, Melissa Baker, Benjamin Holland, Jessica Dennis, Thomas Larus Jr., John Paul Larus, Christina Larus, Matthew Larus, Preston Costantino (Allison) and Gabriella Larus and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30 in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James's Episcopal Church, or a favorite charity.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Please consider a donation as requested by the family.
Add a Message
3 Entries
We thank God for sharing Mrs. Jean Dennis Larus with us for so many years. John Larus and the rest of the Dennis family love her so very much. The Cook Family sends our thoughts of joy for her life, and send our best wishes to Debbie Dennis, Gavin Larus Anderson, and the rest of the family. We wish the family and friends of Mrs. Larus peace, safety, good health, and to remember that having fun is still the goal.
Billy Cook
April 26, 2013
Rest in Peace Mrs. Jean.
Love and miss you.
March 28, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful sister-in-law. I will miss you always.
Priscilla Smith
March 27, 2013