The Obituary of Justin Hersh

Justin Dean Hersh, age 45, a resident of Overland Park, KS passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 8, 2024, at his home. He was born February 10, 1978, in Fort Scott, KS. to Jack D. Hersh and Ann (Cook) Hersh. He graduated from FSHS with the class of 1996, and then attended Kansas State University with degrees in Wildlife Biology and Natural Resources.


He is survived by his parents Leon and Ann Stark; sisters, Lisa Young, Amy Major (Mark); nephews, Jacob Major (Logan) and Alex Major; niece, Monica Hampton; aunt, Diann Tucker (Raymond), uncle, Garry Cook (Karen); and several cousins. He loved his constant companion, his dog, Lemmy.


He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Hersh; paternal grandparents, Paul and Evelyn Hersh, Cecil and Marie Stark; and maternal grandparents, Amos and Alberta Cook.


He enjoyed hunting, fishing, family gatherings, and K-State friends get togethers. He was an avid K-State Wildcat and Kansas City Chiefs fan.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 16th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to either Community Christian Church or Fort Scott High School Scholarship Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted online at


One thought on “The Obituary of Justin Hersh”

  1. Ann Cook Hersh,
    I am sorry to learn about the death of your son. I never met him, but after reading his Obituary, I know he was the type of fellow that I could be friends with.
    GOD Bless you.

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