Mrs. Bessie Finley, 71, wife of William Finley, of 321 Brown street, died at her home in Crooksville on Wednesday evening after a lingering illness. Surviving are the husband; two sons [sic], William Search of Red Wing, Minn., and Frank Finley [sic] of Crooksville; four daughters [sic], Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton, of Roseville; Mrs. Charles Gerose, of Roseville; Mrs. Albert Finley, of Crooksville; and Mrs. Cora Tilton, of Columbus. Mrs. Finley was a member of the Saltillo Methodist church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Crooksville Methodist church with Rev. Norman Sweat officiating. Burial will be made in the Crooksville cemetery by the Cannon and Cannon funeral home of Crooksville. The body will be removed to the family residence Wednesday evening.
Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, October 15, 1942.