Betty Jane Finney, 91, Syracuse, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at Goshen Hospital in Goshen.
She was born July 30, 1925 in Huntington to Earl F. and Edna (Shivley) Garretson.
She graduated in 1943 from Huntington High School and was a World War II Navy veteran. On June 23, 1946 in Huntington she married Gail E. Finney, who preceded her on July 23, 1989. She moved to this Syracuse area in 1959 from Huntington. She retired on June 27, 2008 from Royal Imprints Corporation in Ligonier after 31 years and formerly worked at G & W Pizza in Syracuse
She was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church in Syracuse and enjoyed reading mysteries.
She is survived by two daughters: Chris (Charlie) DeHart, Elon, N.C.; and Melissa (Bob) Yoder, Syracuse; one son, Tracy (Mary) Finney, Marietta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents, husband, and three brothers: Earl, William, & Robert “Bob” Garretson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.–noon Friday, Feb. 24 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St. Syracuse. Memorial services will follow at noon Friday in the funeral home. Private family burial will be in the Syracuse Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509 or Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send condolences to the family in Mrs. Finney’s memory to please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com