Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

October 29, 2013


Oct. 27, 2013

Hendricks County Flyer

James Franklin Finchum of Stilesville died Sunday at the age of 70.

Born Oct. 22, 1943, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Woodrow Finchum and Katherine Secrest Finchum.

Mr. Finchum was a 1962 graduate of Belle Union High School and a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church. He retired in December 2011 after working in the family drainage business and the Lear Corporation, now I.A.C.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Karen Kay Finchum; a stepson, Steve Cooper, Jr. of Coatesville; a brother, Joseph Finchum and wife Darla of New Carlisle, Ohio; two sisters, Sharen Ryland and husband Stanley of Coatesville and Karen Jones and husband Todd of Newville, Pa.; two grandchildren, Michael Cooper and significant other Ryanne Smith of Clayton and Michele Cooper and significant other Frank DeLuca of Avon; and two great-grandchildren, Haylee Anne Cooper and Brian Michael DeLuca.

A sister, Deanna Sue Finchum, also preceded him in death.

Services are 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Stilesville Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Seedline Ministries International, 5409 S. CR 250 E., Greencastle, IN 46135.

Online condolences may be shared at www.BittlesandHurt.com.