Lenora Finestead Obituary

Lenora E. Finestead
Lenora Finestead
Lenora E. Finestead

March 6, 1922 - March 13, 2007
Born in Rural Granger, IA
Resided in Granger, IA
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Lenora Ellen (Ricke) Finestead, 85, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Mercy Hospice of Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 16, at New Life Christian Church – D.O.C. (formerly known as First Christian Church – D.O.C.) located at 2200 Walnut Street, in Granger. Interment will follow at Woodward Cemetery, in Woodward.

Lenora was born the daughter of Verne Henry and Mary Ellen (Kelly) Ricke on March 6, 1922 in Grant Township (rural Granger), Iowa, where she lived her entire life. She married Lowell Finestead on May 4, 1940 in Des Moines and to this union, five children were born. Lenora was a member of the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ in Granger, where she was the pianist and organist and an active member of Christian Women’s Fellowship. She enjoyed working with her husband in farming and later in their home building and land development business. Lenora also provided bookkeeping for Alan’s Inc. for several years. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, growing flowers and doing craftwork.

She is survived by her children, Alan (Bethalene) Finestead, Nancy (Merlin) Prall and Janine (Gary) Weyer all of Granger and Wesley (Linda) Finestead of Burleson, TX; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Lenora was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 65 years, Lowell Finestead; daughter, Sandra; and her brothers, Laverne and Kelly Ricke.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the church. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Church – D.O.C. or Mercy Hospice of Johnston.


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New Life Christian Church D.O.C.
2200 Walnut Street
Granger, IA US 50109
Thursday, March 15, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New Life Christian Church D.O.C.
2200 Walnut Street
Granger, IA US 50109
Friday, March 16, 2007
10:00 AM
Woodward Cemetery
Woodward, IA US 50276
Friday, March 16, 2007