Genevieve Finley

April 1, 1925 — December 7, 2017

Genevieve Finley

GENEVIEVE CATHERINE FINLEY, age 92, a long-time resident of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at Leroy Manor nursing home in Leroy, Illinois.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. With Fr. Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be held at Calvary Memorial Cemetery in Chenoa. Memorials may be made to the League of Women Voters, 1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 or

Genevieve was born April 1, 1925, in Pontiac, Illinois, the daughter of Ersel Francis and Marjorie Duffy Schopp. She married Robert Marlin Finley from Lexington in 1947, who died at age 54 in 1975 in Alton, Illinois. All four children survive: Stephen Finley of Bloomington; Anne (Roger) Elmore of Bellevue, Idaho; Janice Finley-Brown and Ellen Finley, both of Bloomington. She is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and her dear sister-in-law, Ida Schopp, of Gardner, Illinois.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, her only sibling, brother Gordon Schopp who died in 2001 at age 74, and one grandchild, age 7, who died in 2000.

She worked most of her life, her last job as office manager for the law firm Jerome Mirza and Associates, retiring at the age of 83. She loved flowers, her favorites were pansies, carnations, mums, violets and tulips.

Genevieve received her Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1976 from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She served as a board member of the Miller Park Zoological Board and was a member of the McLean County League of Women Voters. She was a longtime member and past president of the B/N branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and active in bridge and book clubs.

Online condolences and memories of Genevieve may be shared with the family at


DEC 12. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
711 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701


DEC 12. 10:00 AM (CST)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
711 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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