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Barbara Finitzer

February 1, 1920 - July 20, 2015

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Barbara Marie Finitzer, age 95, passed away July 20, 2015, at 8:22 am, at the St.Rita’s Medical Center. Barbara was born February 1, 1920 in Cleveland, OH, to Stephen and Maria Sprinzl Ratscher who preceded her in death. On August 30, 1941 she married John Henry Finitzer who preceded her in death on December 17, 1993.
During WWII, Barb worked at a defense plant in Cleveland while her husband was serving his country in England. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Sears in the Children’s Dept. Barb was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Lima. In Crawfordsville, IN, she was a charter member of the Christ Lutheran Church and had been a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries until she moved to Ohio. Barb was very involved in the Lima Parkinson’s Support Group. She was also a member of the Lima Welcome Wagon and participated in their bowling league. Some of her hobbies included; ballroom and polka dancing, cross word puzzles, gardening, sewing, crafting and genealogy. Most of all, she enjoyed her family gatherings and traveling to see her children.
Barb is survived by a daughter, Linda Mark Morris of Vero Beach, FL, a daughter, Patricia Garrett Jones of Pacifica, CA, a son, John S. Sharon Finitzer of Mesa, AZ, a daughter, Barbara Ronald Hawk of Elida, OH, a son, David Sue Patton Finitzer of Ashville, OH, a daughter in-Law, Judy Finitzer of Crawfordsville, IN, 13 Grandchildren; Eric Lissette Finitzer, David Morris, Tiffany Eric Baierl, Anne Brian Talcott, Shannon Roberto Casini, Dylan Jones, Kris Ken Ferber, Kathy Paul Schaaf, John A. Finitzer, Brent Hawk, Matthew Hawk, Katie Hawk, Michael Lindsey Finitzer, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild and a sister, Catherine Wright, of Kirtland, OH. She was preceded in death by a son, Walter Finitzer and a brother in-law, James Wright.
Funeral services will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Lima on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm. Officiating the service will be Rev. Kent Wilson. Friends may call on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL and then one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday. Burial of cremated remains will take place privately at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church @ 1300 Edgewood Dr., Lima, OH 45805 or the Alzheimer’s Association @ 200 E. High St., Lima, OH 45801. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com

 

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