Ruby Finnerty Obituary

Ruby V. Finnerty
Ruby Finnerty
Ruby V. Finnerty

September 11, 1917 - May 21, 2009
Born in Exira, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Ruby Finnerty, 91, passed away on May 21, 2009 at her daughter's home in Cumming. Services will be held on Thursday, May 28, at 12:00 noon at the Exira Christian Church in Exira, Iowa, with graveside services following. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ruby is survived by her two daughters, Sharyl Carlson of San Antonio, Texas, and Debra (David) Habr of Cumming, Iowa, eight grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, her husband, Jerry, and her daughter, Sandra Cataldo.

Ruby was born in Exira, Iowa, to George and Maude Schwab on September 11, 1917. Ruby graduated from Exira High School and a year later married Jerry Finnerty on May 22, 1936. Ruby was a member of the Exira Christian Church and was actively involved in the Christian Women's Fellowship, the Exira Study Club, the Exira Care Center, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Exira Historical Museum and Meals on Wheels for many years. She worked as the bookkeeper at Finnerty Oil Company in Exira with her husband, Jerry, for several years. Ruby loved to play cards and was an avid bridge player right up until her death. She loved to spend time with her family.

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Exira Christian Church
Exira, IA US
Thursday, May 28, 2009
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exira Christian Church
Exira, IA US
Thursday, May 28, 2009
12:00 PM
Exira Cemetery
Exira, IA US
Thursday, May 28, 2009