Fern Finley

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Myrtle Fern Finley, 93, of Scott City died Friday, May 5, 2006, at home.

She was born Aug. 29, 1912, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Effie Wills Stephens. She and Oliver Thomas "O.T." Finley were married Nov. 15, 1934, at Benton, Mo. He died May 6, 1994.

Finley was a member of New Life Gospel Center in Scott City.

Survivors include five sons, Jerry Finley, Steve Finley, Thomas Finley, all of Scott City, Richard Finley of Arnold, Mo., Larry Finley of Sikeston, Mo; four daughters, "Mary Ellen" Culbertson of Chandler, Ind., Bobbie Gipson of Pine Bluff, Ark., Margaret Gott, Beverly "Kay" Cotton, both of Scott City; three sisters, Roxanna Mouser of Cape Girardeau, Alberta Alstott of Indianapolis, Ind., Roberta Jackson of Granite City, Ill.; 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Morse officiating. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery at Scott City.