Elaine P. Finley, age 67 of St., Marys, died 6:15 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 5, 1943 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Walter Edgar and Anna Theresa McCarthy Volk. Both parents are deceased. On May 1, 1965 she married James A. Finley, who died December 31, 2008.
Survivors include a daughter – Theresa Finley of Wapakoneta; a son – Joe (Beth) Finley of St. Marys;3 grandchildren – Ashley Wiswell of Wapakoneta; Amber Finley and Alyssa Finley both of St. Marys; 2 sisters – Carolyn (Jeremiah) Carney of Andover, Massachusetts; Anna Mae Saum of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by a brother – James Volk.
Mrs. Finley was a homemaker. She loved painting ceramics. Cooking, making and sharing her crafts, especially her ceramics gave her great enjoyment. Her greatest pleasure came from spending time with her family and she also enjoyed traveling. She was a 1960 graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Funeral services will begin 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Scott Anderson will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Community Health Professionals of Celina.
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm