PAULDING – Shirley M. Finnegan, age 78, died Friday, Aug. 30, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 6, 1940 in Defiance, daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Grace) Lytle. On Nov. 29, 1959 she married Larry E. Finnegan who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2009. She was a member of First Christian Church, Paulding.

She is survived by her daughters, Diana Finnegan, Paulding, Kellie (Eric) Morningstar, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Terri Richards, Paulding and Cindi Finnegan, Paulding; siblings Donald Lytle, Jerry Lytle, Larry Grace, Joyce Ensley, Carolyn Beady, Sandra Leslie, Cheryl Miller and Cathy Casiano; grandchildren Olivia (Cory) Mendez, Amber (Randy) Letso, Ozzy (Jackie) Finnegan, Ciera Lipp, Ryan Morningstar, Sage Morningstar and Brooke Morningstar; and great grandchildren Leticia Mendez, Izora Finnegan, Odyn Finnegan, Jerika Letso, Gavin Letso and Camden Letso.

Shirley was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Juanita Lytle and brother, Walter Lytle.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 4, at the First Christian Church of Paulding. She will be laid to rest in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

There will also be visitation on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Alzheimer’s Association or First Christian Church.

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