OBITUARY

Eileen "Kelly" Finch

July 27, 1960July 28, 2018

Eileen F. “Kelly” Finch, age 58, of Brighton Il. Passed away Saturday July 28, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis MO. Kelly was born July 27, 1960 in Frankfurt, Germany to James F. Kelly and Lillian Marley Kelly. She was the youngest of five children and is survived by her siblings: Edwin P. Kelly of California, Cathryn Field Betterton of Ohio, and George Field of California, and Conrad Field who surpassed her in death. At the age of two Kelly’s family moved to Sacramento California where she resided until joining the Navy. Kelly was a proud Navy Veteran. Her services began in Jacksonville, Fl where she completed basic training. She served in the U.S. Navy from April 1986 through February 1988 when she was honorably discharged. She was stationed as a Navy Seabee for Military construction sites in Sigonella, Italy. Kelly often spoke of her service time and was very fond of her time in Italy. Kelly received the First Good Conduct Award for period ending January 1988. She also received the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon. Kelly served as Resident Council President and a Banana Boat Bingo Volunteer at Robings Manor Nursing Facility where she was loved by the staff, residents, and dear friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and could put a smile on anyone’s face. She was a very bright, intelligent woman, who was rarely seen without her favorite books. Kelly will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know her and call her their friend. Friends will gather at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa at Watson, at 12 p.m. to pay their respects and there from proceed at 1:00 p.m. to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for a graveside service beginning at 1:30 p.m. Robings Manor Nursing Rehabilitation and Health Care Center will be establishing the Finch Memorial Library of Robings Manor in Kelly’s honor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Robings manor at 502 N. Main St. Brighton, IL 62012 in support of the new Finch Memorial Library.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
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Eileen "Kelly" Finch

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Kathleen Stahlhut

August 14, 2018

I  had just gotten to know Kelly while visiting my mother-in-law at Robings Manor. My father was a SeaBee, and that connection was part of our first conversation. I looked forward to chatting with Kelly, whether in the dining room or her room. I will truly miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family and all who knew and loved her.

Sherry Hornsey (Clapsaddle)

August 8, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Kelly for many years at Olin. A fellow Navy Veteran, she and I had a close relationship and enjoyed many off-the-clock activities as well....even a weekend trip to Las Vegas back in 1990. We kinda lost touch after I quit working at Olin, but she often times came to mind. Her sense of humor and engaging conversations were always a source for laughter at work. And she had the longest eye lashes I've ever seen!!! Sail on, Kelly!

Laurie Crelly

August 8, 2018

Kelly was always reading a book when I would stop in to see her at Robings Manor. She was always happy and ready to have fun conversations about the happenings of life. She talked about her friends at Johnsons corner and how much they felt like family to her. Even on my difficult days, she could bring a smile to my face happy that I had stopped in.

FROM THE FAMILY