Jean Anne Finan, age 83, of Tipton and formerly of Elwood, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Miller's Merry Manor in Tipton following an extended illness. Jean Anne was born in Alexandria on September 3, 1937, to the late Robert and Marguerite (Zink) Spies.
On April 4, 1959, she married Patrick Francis Finan, Sr. and they shared 24 years of marriage together before he passed away on June 15, 1983.
Jean Anne graduated from Elwood High School in 1956, received her Bachelors degree from Ball State, her Masters of Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH and Masters of Social Work from IUPUI. She retired from the Catholic Diocese of Baltimore as Director of Marriage & Family Life. Jean Anne was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she started free dinners for Thanksgiving & Christmas. She later became a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. She enjoyed reading, playing solitaire and she loved spending time with her family.
Jean Anne is survived by son, Patrick Finan, Jr. of Orestes, IN, son, Michael (Nicole) Finan of OR, son, Timothy (Leslie) Finan of FL, Thomas (Maria) Finan of VA, son, Andrew (Karen) Finan of VA, daughter, Kathleen Tye of Noblesville, IN, and a son, John Finan of Ingalls, IN, 18 grandchildren & 17 great grandchildren, brother, Robert (Nancy) Spies of OK, and several nieces & nephews.
Jean Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Marguerite Spies, husband, Patrick Francis Finan, Sr., son, William Finan, 3 infant sons, sister, Mary Boyland, grandchildren, Michael Finan, Emily Tye & Melissa Finan.
A Mass of Christian Burial service will be at 1:00 pm Monday, February 1, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria with Father Martin Sandhage officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Elwood.
Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2021, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
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