Redman Finlayson died peacefully at home on August 15, 2017 with her
children at her side.
She was born
February 7, 1919, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Gladstone Elmer Redman and
Katharine Munger Redman.
She was predeceased
by her husband Ranald Archibald Finlayson, her brother Robert Orett Redman,
sister-in-law Mary Hughes Redman, and other caring in-laws.
Barbara is survived
by her brother George Latimer Redman, children Kenneth Redman (Mary)
Finlayson and Katharine Janet (Rodney) Meyer, granddaughters Jane Barbara
Finlayson (and Sol Metcalfe), Andrea Janet Finlayson, Crystal Meyer, and
Rhonda Meyer, nieces, nephews, and great-grandsons.
Barbara resided in
Western Springs, IL, for over fifty years before moving to Tinley Park, IL,
to live with her devoted daughter Kadi and Rodney Meyer.
Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH, and later graduated from North
Central College in Naperville, IL. She worked as a teacher of language arts
in Western Springs, Westmont, and Naperville. Barbara was active in the
Daughters of the American Revolution DAR, family genealogy, and family
history including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, women's suffrage,
and women's rights. She volunteered in her church, community organizations,
and Cub Scouts. She founded a chapter of the League of Women Voters in
A service of
memorial and honor will be held at the Faith United Presbyterian Church,
6200 W. 167th St., Tinley Park, IL, on September 16, 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions to the Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs, IL,
for a limestone bench in Barbara's memory, would be appreciated.