Margueritte Alberta Finley, 79, of Osceola, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial was in Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery in Laurie. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Disabled American Vetrans, P.O. Box 14301, Cinccinnati, Ohio, 45250, or visit www.dav.org. Condolences may be offered at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
Born, Sept. 21, 1930, in Iuka, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rena Holmes Howell. On Aug. 1, 1963, in Marshall, she married James C. Finley, who survives of the home. She was baptized at the Church of Christ in Illinois and later attended United Methodist Church in Malta Bend. She worked at Sac-Osage Hospital as a nurse's aid.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Danny Joe Burton of Butler and Garry Burton of San Diego, Calif.; two step-daughters, Vicky Lou Finely of Delavan, Ill. and Susan Craig of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Billy Howell of Newcomerstown, Ohio and Donald Howell of Linden, N.C.; one sister, Mary Luallen of Gravois Mills.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-son, Danny Jim Finley and an infant brother, John Monroe Howell.