Kathryn O. Finlaw, 1922-2013

GREENE – Kathryn O. Finlaw, 91, of Greene, died at 10:27 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

Kathryn was born July 6, 1922, in Northfield, the daughter of the late William and Albie Yunkman Eddy.

Mrs. Finlaw was a lifetime member of the Greene Church of the Nazarene, where she held various board positions over the years.

She was a 1940 graduate of Greene High School. Kathryn was an employee of Stanley Home Products for 50 years; most of her clientele were of the Amish community, mainly of the Mespo and Middlefield areas. She developed many close friendships among the Amish community.

She was united in marriage on Nov. 7, 1942, to Louis Finlaw, who preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2003.

She enjoyed luncheons with her former classmates. Kathryn was an avid fan of the Cleveland Cavs and Indians. She enjoyed going to the sporting events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her favorite thing to do was bake homemade bread for her family and friends.

Loving memories will be carried on by her children, Donna (Edward) Evans of Johnston, Dianne (William) Spitler of Greene and William (Susan) Finlaw of Greene, with whom she made her home. She also is survived by six grandchildren, Kim Bunea, Karl (Amber) Evans, William (Christine) Spitler, Kathryn (Roy) McCale Jr., Jason Park and Miranda Park; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Spitler, Abigail and Anna Evans and Aedan McCale.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister.

The family sends a special thank you to the staff of the St. Joseph Coronary ICU for the wonderful care they gave their mother.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Greene Church of the Nazarene, 8916 state Route 46 N.E., North Bloomfield, OH 44450, where Pastor Jim Elkin will celebrate Kathryn’s life.

Family and friends may visit 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland, and also one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church.

Condolences may be offered online at shaferwinanschapel.com.

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