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Juanita R. Finney

December 19, 1939 September 27, 2018
Juanita R. Finney
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Juanita R. Finney, 78, of Sanford, died Thursday evening, September 27, 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 19, 1939 in Midland, the daughter of Ora and Georgianna (Erskine) Shoffner.

Juanita grew up in Midland, graduating from Midland High School in 1958. She worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a co-op in high school. On September 26, 1959 she married Derwin Dale Finney Sr. in Midland. She attended Hope Baptist Church as a child, Mt. Haley Church of God with her children, and later Faith Wesleyan Church. Juanita loved bowling, clogging and baking and singing around the house. She also enjoyed the outdoors, and watching the morning sunrise. Mom loved fishing, shopping, Amish stores, and collecting dolls and clocks.

She will be dearly missed by her children Julie (Gary) Gibbs, Derwin "Derby" Finney, Jr., Lori Burton; fiance Wayne O'Dell, grandchildren Jennifer Gibbs, Joe Gibbs, Courtney Klemkosky, Victoria Klemkosky, Jeffrey Finney, Nicole Finney; 13 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, sister Patricia Smith, brother Doug (Ann) Shoffner and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Derwin on April 6, 1994.

Funeral services will take place at 11 am, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Street. Pastor Mark Simpson of the Midland Baptist Church will officiate with burial to take place later in Sanford Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, and on Wednesday from 10 am until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Oct

2:00 PM 10/2/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/2/2018 4:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Oct

6:00 PM 10/2/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/2/2018 8:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Oct

10:00 AM 10/3/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Oct

11:00 AM 10/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sanford Cemetery Final Resting Place

Sanford, MI

Sanford, MI

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

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