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Vonalee Gayle "Vonnie" Finke Martin
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1943
Death: Oct. 9, 2013
Saint Marys
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA

Vonnie, 70, 1201 W. High Street, died at 11:45 p.m., at her daughter's home after courageous battle with cancer.

She was the daughter of Clifford and Rosabelle Finke. He mother survives in St. Marys, OH. Her former husband, Rodney Martin, survives in Avon Park, FL.

Also surviving are a son, Paul S.; a daughter, Paige C. (Rick) Canfield; a brother, Terry (Joyce), Celina, OH; two sisters: Jeanne (Chuck) McMullen, Beavercreek, OH, and Eve (Ron) Compton, St. Marys; two grandsons: Tyler L. Hartsock and Noah M. Hartsock; and three step-grandsons, Ryan, John & Peter Canfield.

She was a MHS graduate in the class of 1961, where she played in the band. She retired from Huffy Bicycle Company, Celina, in 1995 after working on the assembly line. While at Huffy, She gained many good friendships with many people she worked with. She was a very active member of the St. Paul's United Church congregation, St. Marys, where she was a lifelong member. She helped prepare the funeral dinners, and dinners for the breaking bread committee. She also was involved with the group of ladies which sew the lap robes, the Women's Guild. She has been a past deacon and Sunday school teacher. Her love and faith for the Lord was very strong and close to her heart. She will be missed by many who have truly loved her. One of the most rewarding ventures she was involved with was the Historical dig behind the bowling alley in St. Marys. This is where she and several others found many artifacts that were collected and stored at the St. Marys Historical Society Museum. She was very knowledgeable with the history of St. Marys and enjoyed sharing her personal and learned knowledge along with her collection of artifacts with the youngsters at West Elementary each spring. For many years she was an active member of the tri-square dance club. She enjoyed the many friendships she acquired in other clubs of interest such as OCCL, church circle and many different card clubs, Red Hat club at Avon Park, FL, and bowling league and scout leader years ago. The friendships that were gained from many from her winters in Florida were very much cherished and loved. She enjoyed hobbies such as sewing, crocheting, Swedish weaving, playing cards, watching movies with friends, day trips, Reading has always been a passion of hers and gardening. Her most rewarding time has always been being a mother and grandmother.

Services will be at Miller Brothers Funeral Home, St. Marys. 
 
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 Parents:
  Clifford Finke (1918 - 1983)
  C. Rosabelle Boyer Finke (1920 - 2017)
 
Note: Disposition of body not stated in obituary
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
Record added: Oct 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118476679
Vonalee Gayle Vonnie <i>Finke</i> Martin
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