Frances Welborn Finley – Georgetown

Frances Welborn Finley entered into her heavenly rest on Sunday, March 1, 2020. She was born March 26, 1924, to Wendell H. and Lula M. (Key) Welborn in Winston-Salem, NC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John M. Finley II, and three sisters, Anna (Polly) Nash, Betty McHaffie and Lucy Ross.

Frances was a 1942 graduate of Toronto High School, Toronto, Ohio. She attended Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, Mary Washington College (University), Fredricksburg, Va., Community College of Beaver County and The Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus. Frances was curious and loved to learn, studying world languages and nursing. She earned her AA Degree in Liberal Arts from CCBC in 1982.

Frances loved her family, her friends and her Lord. She was a member of St. Luke’s Church, Georgetown, Pa., where she served as organist and historian for many years.

She is survived by her three children, John M. Finley III (Sharon) of Hernando, Fla., Jane F. Ober (Keith) of Carlisle, Pa., and Ann F. Catalano (John) of Raleigh, NC; two granddaughters, Dr. Courtney A. Ober of Homewood, Ala. and Jillian S. Catalano of Raleigh, NC and two granddogs.

Frances’ family is grateful for her caregiver, Nina West, her nephew, Mickey McHaffie, and her friends, Wilda Mackall and Jean Pond who helped her live independently in her home. The family deeply appreciates the compassionate care given by the nurses and doctors of Heritage Valley Sewickley Critical Care Unit and Good Samaritan Hospice.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to Frances’ Church, St. Luke’s Church, Georgetown, Pa. or to Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Date of Service is to be announced. Funeral arrangements are by MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050.

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