Carol Finlayson

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Carol Jean Finlayson, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. She was born March 27, 1926, to Ralph and Thelma (Green) Muir on the farm near Salina. The family moved to a farm west of Hollenberg when she was seven. She attended school in Hollenberg until her junior year, then transferred and graduated from Washington High School. After high school graduation, she got an emergency teaching certifi cate and taught school one year. In April of 1944, she married Glen Finlayson at her parent’s home. After her marriage, she again taught school for a year and a half. They moved to the farm near Hanover. Always the farmer at heart, she worked many years driving trucks, milking cows, feeding cattle and hogs, and running a variety of farm implements. In 1976, she began working at the Health Mart Pharmacy while still helping on the farm when time allowed. She retired from Health Mart after working 27 years. She was a Sunday school teacher, church board member, church secretary, and choir member. She and family were busy members of the Joycreek 4-H Club, where she served as Club Leader. Introduced early by her parents to the fellowship of the Order of Eastern Star, she held multiple positions within the Washington chapter. She was a member of the Washington Community Chorus and Emmons Home Extension. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Glen in 2001; son, Carl in 2003; and sister, Roberta Brown in 2010. Survivors include son, Keith Finlayson and wife, Ruth Ann, Gypsum; daughters, Vivian Nutsch and husband, Larry, Alma; Vicki Finlayson, Fort Wayne, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Barbara Finlayson, Norwich, Conn.; sister-in-law, Mary Finlayson, Washington; ten grandchildren and 21 greatgrandchildren. A funeral service was Monday, Aug. 11 at the United Methodist Church, Washington. Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. Gay Lynn Manning was pianist and played “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and “In The Garden” while the congregation sang. Pallbearers were Mark Nutsch, Todd Nutsch, Braden Hollinger, Brennan Hollinger, David Deters, Aric Barriger and Jason Phiebaum. Burial was in Washington City Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established to the United Methodist Church or to KSDS. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.

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