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Maryann (Evertz) Finley
Maryann (Evertz) Finley (Courtesy photo)

JOLIET — Maryann Finley, 73, of Joliet, passed away peacefully in her sleep.  She was born to George and Anna (Kolasky) Evertz on April 27, 1936, in Joliet, and left this world on Dec. 26, 2009, in Laurel.

Maryann graduated from Joliet High School in 1954. On Jan. 17, 1959, she married Clyde A. Finley. 

Maryann raised six kids and helped Clyde farm and ranch in the Billings/Hardin area. In 1970, they bought Maryann’s parents place and moved the family to Joliet. In the winter time, it was affectionately known as “Little Siberia.”

When the youngest child was in school, she started to work at the ASCS office in Joliet and transferred to the Columbus office, where she later retired.

During her retirement, she loved traveling overseas and across the country to visit all of her kids and grandkids.

Maryann is survived by four sons, Kelly (Lana) Finley of Cortez, Colo., Mike Finley of Joliet, Mitch (Beth) Finley of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Shawn Finley of Whitefish; two daughters, Kim (Don) Fowler of Worden and Michelle (Marvin) Wallace of Spotsylvania, Va.; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her brother, Bob (Betty) Evertz of Joliet; sister-in-law Ann Evertz of Polson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Finley; brothers, John Evertz, Frank Evertz; and parents George and Anna.

The casket will be open for visitation at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. Vigil services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Joliet. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Rite of committal will follow at Joliet Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Joliet Community Center or a charity of one’s choice. Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and remembrances may be shared with the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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