Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH


Jean Estelle Fincher

July 23, 1933December 30, 2019

Jean lost the love of her life, Waldo (WD) Fincher on August 15, 2019. Life wasn’t the same after that. It was time for her to go home to the Lord and be reunited with WD.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Karon Veazey (Russell) and Brenda Poelstra (Ray) and by three granddaughters, Sarah Poelstra Wilson (Steve), Rayne Veazey, Skylar Veazey and one great granddaughter, Reagan Wilson.

Jean was the oldest of three children born to Roy and Mable Swift in Anson, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Mary Pryor and Doyle Swift.

Jean told many stories about growing up near her grandparents and cousins. Her cousin Sammie married Johnnie Fincher and proceeded to introduce her to Waldo Fincher. The rest is history – two cousins that were closer than sisters married two brothers.

Jean and WD started their married life on November 17, 1950 in Houston, Texas. WD worked for Houston Belt and Terminal Railroad and Jean was a stay at home mom who excelled in motherly skills such as cooking and sewing. They were Texans through and through and only moved to Dayton when their health was declining. Jean will be buried in their beloved Houston beside WD.

The Sycamore Glen Retirement Community staff and residents showed so much love to Jean and Waldo during their nine plus years as residents. They made their final years ones of new friends and loving connections.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Hospice of Dayton who cared for Jean during the last four months of her life and for WD during his last three weeks of life. The Shriners’ Hospital in CincinnaL was also close to their hearts.

A private family memorial will be held at their graveside in Houston.


Jean Estelle Fincher

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