Maxine Finley (1917 - 2017)

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Tell City – Maxine Mae Miller Finley died Aug. 7, 2017, at 12:56 p.m. in Tell City, at the age of 99 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Maxine was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Maquon, Ill., the first child of the late Rev. and Mrs. C.M. Miller. She graduated from Bunker Hill, Ill., High School and attended McKendree College and the University of Iowa, obtaining her teaching certificate in 1938. She taught in Summerfield, Ill., and Sandoval, Ill., then on various airbases in the U.S. She served in the W.A.A.C. and W.A.F. Her ex-husband, Lt. Col. Ret. R.H.Finley, lives in northern California and together they served 33 ½ years in the United States Air Force.
She was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball team and attended many games in her lifetime.
She enjoyed teaching, growing flowers, crossword puzzles and jigsaws on the computer. She loved being with her grandchildren and family. She worked for Kirlins Hallmark card and gift shop in Alton, IL and in Kokomo, IN for 24 years retiring in October 2003.
She is survived by her son, R. Michael Finley and his wife, Kathy, of Tell City; a brother, Mark M. Miller of Carlinville, Ill.; grandsons, Mark and Matthew Finley; granddaughters, Stacy Wittman and Marine Major Amy Thomas; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Miller of Bunker Hill; two sons, Mark B. Finley of Kokomo and Charles M. Finley of Alton, Ill.; sisters, Joan Kuethe, Jean Garrison, Zola Miller and Doris Fary; and one brother, Charles E. Miller.
She will be buried at the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, beside her parents and son, Charles at a later date.
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10Th St
Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2511
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Published in Perry County News on Aug. 10, 2017
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