Nell Ruth Finley, age 98, of Lamar, Missouri passed away October 26, 2022, at St. Luke's Nursing Center in Carthage, Missouri.
Nell was born May 19, 1924 in Mortons Gap, Kentucky to Lewis Johnston and Blanche (Allen) Johnston. Nell was married to James B. Finley from 1944 until his passing in 1993. Their son James Anthony Finley was born in 1944 and passed in 2014. Nell married Gerald Voorhees in 2004 and he passed away in 2016.
During WWII Nell was a welder on airplanes. She volunteered with the Red Cross for over 50 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lamar. Nell would often take in animals and care for them until they could be reunited with their owners.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Lynn Finley of Lamar, MO; one grandchild, Kelly Finley of Carthage, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Lacey Finley and Dru Finley, both of Lamar.
Nell was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, James Anthony Finley; one grandson, Joshua Aaron Finley; two sisters, Robbie Sue King and Betty Jo Prieskorn.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2022, at Daniel Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from starting at 3:00 p.m., until service time at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to the American Red Cross in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com