Lorene Josephine Finch, 97, Olathe, Kansas, formerly of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Olathe Hospice House.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.
Family will meet with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Dengel & Son Mortuary.
Lorene was born Thursday, Jan. 22, 1920, in Osage City, Kansas, the daughter of William and Emily (Duby) Crable.
She grew up in Osage County, Kansas around Michigan Valley, and moved to Baldwin City when she was married. Lorene later moved to rural Quenemo, to Pomona, to Ottawa in 1989, and in January 2014 to Olathe, where she made her home until her death.
Lorene graduated from Appanoose High School in Franklin County with the class of 1938.
Lorene was united in marriage to Floyd E. Finch Jan. 2, 1939, at Worden, Kansas. He preceded her in death May 20, 1997.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, William and Emily Crable; 13 siblings, Charlie Crable, Clell Crable, Luther Crable, Paul Crable and Pearl Crable; and sisters, Myrtle Smith, Viola Bigham, Beatrice Foster, Fern Walker, Pauline Oroke, Kathryn Peterson and two infant siblings.
She is survived by her son, George Finch and wife Pam of Pomona; daughter, Sharon Fortune of Olathe; four grandchildren, Daryl Finch, Charles Duane Finch, Brian Clark and Sheri Drake; nine great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren.
Lorene was a devoted homemaker.
She was a former member of Quenemo Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church of Ottawa. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Vassar, Kansas, and was a 4-H leader in Michigan Valley.
Lorene was raised in a musical family. When she was younger, she performed with a musical group at area tent revivals. She later played the organ and was self-taught in guitar, playing at family gatherings and sing alongs.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Olathe Hospice House c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Lorene’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com