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Cleora Finnell


January 2, 2019

Dec. 16, 1940 - Dec. 21, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Cleora Jane Finnell, of Sweet Home, announces the death of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend.

She passed away Dec. 21, 2018 –five short days after her 78th birthday. She was born Dec. 16, 1940 in Seattle, Wash. to Avery Sylvester and Loucille Ann (Simpson) Hash.

Cleora leaves behind three children, Teresa and James Lucas, Frank Finnell, and Debbie and Kevin Keeney; grandchildren Daja and Wayland Wisby, Charity and Bart Shumway, Charles and Meagan Deffenbaugh, Christopher and Erin Deffenbaugh, Frankie and Leonard Finnell, Christian and Jessica Keeney; and great-grandchildren Rebecca and William Jenkins, Kennedy and Braden Wisby, Cailyn, Cassie and Christopher Deffenbaugh, Harper Shumway, Kaylie and Tessa Cooley.

Cleora was loved by all who knew her, she touched the lives of people from countless generations.

Cleora was preceded in death by her parents, Avery and Loucille Hash; and her husband, Frank Finnell, all of Sweet Home.

Cleora’s family extends the invitation to attend her celebration of life, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Sweet Home United Methodist Church, 845 6th Ave., Sweet Home. A potluck will follow. Pastor Danny Wyatt is officiating. No graveside services will be held.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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