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Genevieve Finley

Genevieve Catherine Finley, 92, a longtime resident of Bloomington, passed away Thursday (Dec. 7, 2017) at LeRoy Manor nursing home, LeRoy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Father Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be at Calvary Memorial Cemetery, Chenoa. Flowers, including her favorites (carnations, mums, tulips and violets), may be laid at her graveside or memorials may be may be made to the League of Women Voters, 1730 M St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 or www.lwv.org.

Genevieve was born April 1, 1925, in Pontiac, the daughter of Ersel Francis and Marjorie Duffy Schopp. She married Robert Marlin Finley from Lexington in 1947; he died at age 54 in 1975 in Alton. All four children survive: Stephen Finley, Bloomington; Anne (Roger) Elmore, Bellevue, Idaho; Janice Finley-Brown and Ellen Finley, both of Bloomington. She is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and her dear sister-in-law, Ida Schopp, Gardner.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents; her only sibling, brother Gordon Schopp; who died in 2001 at age 74; and one grandchild, age 7, who died in 2000.

She worked most of her life, her last job as office manager for the law firm Jerome Mirza and Associates, retiring at the age of 83.

Genevieve received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1976 from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She served as a board member of Miller Park Zoological Board and was a member of McLean County League of Women Voters. She was a longtime member and past president of the B/N branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and active in bridge and book clubs.

Condolences and memories of Genevieve may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

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