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Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel

1203 West Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL

OBITUARY

Mary Jo Finley

November 30, 1947August 26, 2020
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Mary Jo Finley, 72, of Bartonville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 30, 1947 in Peoria, Illinois to Elmer and Mildred (Miller) Tjarks. Mary married James H. Finley on November 27, 1971 in Bartonville, Illinois. He survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Tammie (Ed) Roemer and Tonya (Clay) Jadd both of Bartonville, Illinois; three grandchildren, Derek and Kayla Roemer and Mackenzie Jadd; one grand puppy, Lily; three brothers, Larry (Betty) Tjarks of Peoria, Illinois, Dave (Connie) Tjarks of Liberty, Tennessee and Doug( Monica) Tjarks of Cary, North Carolina. She has lots of nieces and nephews that all had a special place in her heart. Mary is preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Adams. Mary graduated from Manual High School in 1966. She attended Flamingo Beauty College and worked at various beauty shops in Peoria. She was also a licensed real estate agent working for Miller & Associates and Jim Maloof Realty. Mary also worked at the Hallmark Store and Associated Bank and Commerce Bank. She babysat in her home for 4 special kids and treated them like her own children. She was the coordinator of family gatherings, loved planning the family events, cooking and especially at the holidays. She was always thinking of others and had a hug for them. Mary enjoyed going to all the grandkids activities, getting together with her high school classmates for luncheons and her time with the BUNCO group. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Tjarks
  • Jeric Tjarks
  • Mark Gaylord
  • Brad Gaylord
  • Tom Gaylord
  • Kurt Young
  • Kyle Young
  • Derek Roemer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Funeral Services

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Jeff Peterson

August 31, 2020

Jimmy and family sorry about your loss. Mary Jo will be remembered as being ever so friendly . She will be missed in this world. Jeff Peterson

Glenn @ Wendy Buxton

August 28, 2020

Mary Jo was a very wonderful and loving woman and we always remember and cherish her memory. She also baked the best cookies ever.

Barb Kellington

August 28, 2020

Tammie, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I will be thinking about you.

Shannon Alt

August 28, 2020

Tammie & Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray that the good lord carries you all through this very difficult time and that you find comfort with family and friends. Virtual hugs to all.

Carol Perkins

August 27, 2020

Tonya and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Finley's death. We are praying that God will give you peace, comfort and strength in this difficult time.
Dan, Carol and Lauren Perkins

Tiana Helms

August 27, 2020

Finley Family, so so sorry to read this. Let love and memories surround you in the many hard days to follow. Love and Condolences, Tiana, Travis, Tucker and Tobin.

Lauren Sellers

August 27, 2020

To Tammie and Tonya and the entire family, I am so very sad to hear about the loss of your mom. I only met and spoke with her a handful of times, but she was always so nice and a pleasure to be around. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Cline

August 27, 2020

Mary Jo was a beautiful lady inside and out and she will be dearly missed. Bunco sure will not be the same without her. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. ❤️❤️
Missy

Tyler Grefe

August 27, 2020

My memory with Jo is and will always be Christmas. Ever since I started going to Christmas Eve with the Frister/Young/Roemer/Jadd/Weber clan, Jo was always there waiting to give me a hug when I walked in and always asked how everything is going. She treated me like family from the first time I met her. In the last 3.5 years I have seen her light up when our daughter Hadley would come to Christmas. She would always say she is getting so big. We will miss you and miss seeing you interact with Hadley.

Love always
Tyler

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