Jeanne C. Finley, age 86 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Thursday,
September 19, 2013.
She was born on July 28, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, to Francis J. and
Katherine (Traynor) Cooney. On November 24, 1951, she married William
Finley, who preceded her in death in 2004.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Paul) Olson of Chesterton, Ind.;
sons, Kevin Finley of Chesterton, Ind., and Brian (Heidi) Finley of Porter,
Ind.; grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) Lux, Maureen (Doug) Schwegman, Emily
Sheahen and Kylie Finley and great-grandchildren, Michael, Derek and Keira;
step-grandchildren, Mark (Pam) Olson and Emily (Evan) Murff; step
great-grandchildren, Alexa, Madison, Hunter, Aiden, Gabriel, Katie and Zakk.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Francis Cooney; sisters,
Dorothy Pitman and Katherine Packall.
Jeanne was a secretary for 23 years at St. Patrick School. She was a member
of Pi Epsilon Kappa Sorority for over 40 years. She enjoyed reading and
traveling, especially to Ireland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at
11:00 a.m. with Father Jerry Schweitzer officiating at St. Patrick Catholic
Church, 638 N Calumet Rd,, Chesterton, Ind. Burial is to follow at
Visitation will be held Monday, September 23, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a
rosary service at 6:30 p.m. with Father James Meade at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice Center of Porter County, 2401
Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
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