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Shirley Finch

March 31, 1932 January 23, 2018
Shirley Finch
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Obituary for Shirley Finch

Shirley Finch, 85, of Midland, died Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center. She was born March 31, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Rob Roy and Dorothy (Wolff) Peery.



Shirley earned her BA degree from Wittenberg University and on March 25, 1956, married Charles “Chuck” Finch in Dayton, OH. She taught 3rd grade for several years before raising her family. Later she taught English as a second language at the Education and Training Connection for twenty years and volunteered at the Literacy Council as well. Shirley enjoyed spending summers at Pratt Lake, gardening, reading, playing Scrabble, and was an avid swimmer. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Life Light and Bible classes and sang in the church choir for many years. Her Christian faith was most important to her, and she will be dearly remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and a devoted wife of 61 years.



In addition to her husband Chuck, she is survived by her children Valerie (Tom) Bridge of Midland, Greg Finch of St. Louis, MO, Steven (Nancy Armstrong) Finch of Boston, MA, daughter-in-law Jonni (Don Ertel) Finch of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren Lauren Bridge, Michael Bridge, Shiloh (Caleb) Martin; brother Lee Peery of Vermont and her sister Robyn Wolff of California. She was preceded in death by her son Bill Finch and sister Caroline Bishop.



Funeral services will take place at 11 am, Monday, January 29, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 505 E. Carpenter Street, Rev. Daniel Kempin and Rev. Josh Parsons officiating. Friends may call at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Street on Sunday from 3-5 pm, and at the church on Monday from 10 am until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

28

Jan

3:00 PM 1/28/2018 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1/28/2018 5:00:00 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

Monday

29

Jan

10:00 AM 1/29/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

505 E Carpenter St,
Midland, MI 48640

St. John's Lutheran Church
505 E Carpenter St, Midland 48640 MI
US

Service

Monday

29

Jan

11:00 AM 1/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

505 E Carpenter St,
Midland, MI 48640

St. John's Lutheran Church
505 E Carpenter St, Midland 48640 MI
US
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