Marilyn Finnerty Obituary

Marilyn  Finnerty
Marilyn Finnerty

April 29, 1951 - October 8, 2020
Born in Indiana
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, Marilyn Finnerty, a loving wife and mother of three children passed away at the age of 69.

Marilyn was born on April 29, 1951 in Huntington, Indiana to Max and Martha Burns. She received her BSN from Indiana State and her MHA from Des Moines University. She earned a certificate from National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and a Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification.

On June 7, 1975 she married Dr. Edward Patrick Finnerty (Pat). Together they created three amazing daughters and inherited three son-in-laws: Jen (Jason) Turnbull, Kathleen (Josh) Riessen and Jessica (Mike) Monu.

Pat and Marilyn moved to Urbandale in 1983 where they found community and friendship. Marilyn gave generously of her talents as a Registered Nurse with the VA Hospital of Central Iowa.

She was active in her community with cards groups, Urbandale Historical Society, St. Pius X Church, Dress A Girl, St. Bernadette Circle of the Alter and Rosary Group at St. Pius X and many more.

One of her greatest joys in life were her five grandsons: Caden, Noah and Andrew Riessen and Landen and Brenner Turnbull.
Left to celebrate her life is her loving husband Pat, her daughters and son-in-laws, her grandchildren, her brother Marvin Burns and sister Maxine Lindle, brother-in-laws Mike Finnerty and Peter (Debbie) Finnerty and many more family and friends.

Greeting her in heaven are her parents and her younger brother Michael Burns.

The family will hold a visitation on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 5-7pm with a rosary prayer at 7pm. There will be a funeral mass held on Wed., Oct. 21 at 10:30a.m. Both events will occur at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale, Iowa.

The funeral will be livestreamed on Wednesday at service time

Masks are requested to be worn.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel





St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


St. Pius X Catholic Church
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Urbandale Historical Society
4010-70th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322