Jeannie (Kelman) Finnarn, 87, Greenville, Ohio died at 6:55 P.M., January 30, 2010 at Oakley House, Greenville.
Jeannie Finnarn was born September 29, 1922 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the daughter of the late James and Isabelle (MacDonald) Kelman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Theodore L. Finnarn, (date of death February 8, 2003) whom she married May 12, 1945 in Aberdeen Scotland during WWII. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy (Finnarn) Subler and a son-in-law, John Wells, and all of her brothers and sisters, William, James, Nancy, Andy, Betty and Helen.
She was a veteran of WWII having served in Great Britain’s Nursing Corps and was a Registered Nurse (RN) having practiced in England, Scotland and at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
She was a member of the Darke, Ohio and National Farmers Union, having attended many state and national conventions with her husband and participated in several lobbying trips to Washington, D.C. to promote the rights and interest of family farmers. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville and was active in the past in the Church’s Women’s Association. She was also a past member of the Darke County Democrat Women’s Club.
Survivors include the following: son and daughter-in-law, Theodore O. and Holly Finnarn of Greenville; daughter, Janis J. Wells of rural Arcanum; grandchildren, James B. Subler, Jr., Shawn Finnarn Wilson, Theodore O. Finnarn, Jr., Thomas A. Finnarn, Alex Finnarn and Alison Finnarn; and great grandchildren, Ryan James Subler, Nathan Bradley Subler, Zoe Wilson and David Wilson.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and Thursday one hour prior to services at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Public Library Capital Building Campaign or to the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.