In memory of

   Thelma Finch


Thelma Louise (Haan) Finch entered her heavenly home on February 6, 2009. She was born March 27, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Jacob and Josephine Haan, who preceded her in death. Her loving husband of 65 years, Roderick James Finch, sister, Doris Crum and brothers, Donald Haan and Roger Haan also preceded her in death. Thelma is survived by her children, Susan (James) Griswold, Stephen (Sally) Finch, Jeanna Finch, Patricia (Curtis) Linscott, Barbara (Daniel) Barber, and Michael (Debra) Finch. She is also survived by her brothers, Vernon (Joyce) Haan, Delbert Haan, and Versol (Lynda) Haan, and special niece, Norma Crum; grandchildren, Karen (Ronson) MacLeod, David (Keisha) Griswold, Beth Ann (Don) Allen, Nathan Griswold, Daniel (Jessica) Griswold, Eric (Rachel) Finch, Kristin Linscott, Lura Barber (Ryan Williams), Leah Barber, and Andrew Barber; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Emily and Jeremiah Allen, Abby, Tristan and Reilly Finch, Maya and Lily Griswold, Hunter MacLeod, and Rebekah Griswold; in-laws, Sheila McCue and Alta Haan; and many other nieces and nephews. Thelma graduated from Central High School and went to work as an Actuarial for an insurance company. During World War II, she was a Civilian Financial Secretary at the Navel Hospital at Great Lakes, Illinois. Thelma was a member of Wealthy Park Baptist Church for 53 years, where she served as Office Financial Secretary for 10 years. During the time her children were growing up, she was a loving homemaker. Thelma loved music and for almost 40 years she was concert mistress of the Grand Rapids Symphonette Orchestra and played in the church orchestra. After retiring, Rod and Thelma spent the next 20 winters in Largo, Florida where she was a member of the church orchestra at the New Testament Baptist Church. Thelma has been a resident of Michigan Christian Home (Beacon Hill at Eastgate) for the past five years. Services will be held Monday, February 9, 2009, at Wealthy Park Baptist Church, 2233 Michigan N.E. at 11 a.m. Visitation will also be held at 10 a.m. at the Church prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Christian Home (Beacon Hill at Eastgate) or Faith Hospice.

Lot Location:  Apostles 173 C 4

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