Marion A. Finch, Donna Kay Strahle

Marion A. Finch

Marion A. Finch, 92, of Vincennes, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born on Nov.1, 1926, in Blue Island, Illinois, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Krezik) Cizmar. She married Joseph C. Finch and he preceded her in death. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of the St. Francis Xavier Parish, where she was a Eucharistic minister for the homebound and nursing homes, the St. Ann’s Altar Society, and the picnic noodle makers. Marion was awarded the Simon Bruté Award from Arch-Bishop Charles Thompson in 2012.

Marion is survived by her children, Cathleen Claycomb and her husband, Stephen, of Indianapolis, Patricia Finch of Paris, Illinois, Mary Konig and companion, Forrest Burton, of Loogootee, Joseph Finch and his wife, Janie, of Vincennes, Marie Finch-Hibner and her husband, John, of Indianapolis, Martha Finch-Anderson and her husband, John, of Vincennes, and William Finch of Vincennes; three sisters, Elaine Haskell of Downers Grove, Illinois, Betty DeBias of Detroit, and Helen Gioiosa of Tinley Park, Illinois; 16 grandchildren, Stephen Claycomb ands his wife, Lauren, Carrie Claycomb-King and her husband, Richie, Sarah Will, Ellen Price and her husband, Brian, Ben Brouillette, Joseph Finch, Julia McGowan and her husband, Tanner, Will Hibner, Augie Hibner and his wife, Katie, Louise Hibner and Louie Hibner, John, Jacob and Janine Anderson, and Isabella and Austin Finch; nine great-grandchildren, Richie and Joseph King, John and Madison Will, Henry Price, Gus, Charlotte and Lena Hibner and baby McGowan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her daughter-in-law, Janet Finch; her son-in-law, Ron Konig; two brothers, Rudy and Peter; and four sisters, Mildred, Martha, Anna and Agnes.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. on Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. The Rosary will be said following visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Education Foundation or the Rivet Athletic Booster Club. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel handled the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Donna Kay Strahle

Donna Kay Strahle, 71, of Washington, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

 Born on April 20, 1948, in Washington, she was the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Vantlin) Small. In the early years of marriage, she loved to babysit other people's children. She treated them like her own. In her 24 years working at Walmart, she treated her customers well and made many friends. Whatever role she played, she did it well. Whether mother, daughter, sister, aunt, wife, grandmother, or friend, she spoiled everyone. She cherished being a mother and loved her children and was there for them always. She loved spending time with her beloved Joe and her cats. 

Surviving are her children, Holly Graber and her husband, Dennis, of Cannelburg, Jim Strahle and his wife, Brook, of Vincennes, and Tim Strahle of New Castle; her fiancé, Joe Nalback; her sisters, Beatrice Biddle of Seelyville, Joy Witteried of Vincennes, and Mary Kay Edgin of Vincennes; her grandchildren, Karlee Strahle, Dylan Strahle, Chris Graber, Madison Graber, and Jackson Graber; a great-granddaughter, Amara Strahle and her mother, Kenzi Lunsford; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents preceded her as well as her beloved aunt and uncle, Geneva “Nena” Like and Fred “Butch” Like.

Friends may visit with Donna’s family from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home in Washington. Her memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends for Animals.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.goodwinsieversfh.com.  

FUNERALS

Christy, Wildas A., died Aug. 26. Services: 10 a.m. CDT on Friday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. CDT on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice or to Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Gray, John Scott, died Aug. 23. Services: 3 p.m. on Friday at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home in Bloomington. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Burial: Memorial Cemetery. Condolences: www.DayDeremiahFrye.com.

Hoke, Charles Leroy Jr., died Aug. 25. Services: 7 p.m. CDT today at Glasser Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Illinois. Visitation: 5 p.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences: www.glasserfh.com.

Schlotterbeck, Herbert Martin Jr., died Aug. 18. Memorials: Kokomo Symphonic Society (kokomosymphony.com), Dance Kaleidoscope (dancekal.org), or the Episcopal Church of All Saints (allsaintsindy.org). Condolences: www.shirleyandstout.com.

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