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Wednesday December 21st, 2016
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Ella I. Finley


OGDENSBURG-Funeral services for Ella I. Finley, 84, of Ogdensburg will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Bible Baptist Church of Ogdensburg located at 403 Spruce St. with Rev. Daniel Welsh officiating.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 5-8 P.M. at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, 324 New York Avenue.  Burial will be held at a later date in the Little Church Cemetery, Stanley, NY.     Mrs. Finley died Friday evening, December 16, 2016 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg. 


Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.


Ella I. Finley was born on June 13, 1932 in Ogdensburg, she was the daughter of the late Earl H. and Irene (Durham) Finley.  She attended Ogdensburg Free Academy.  She went to work for the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in 1950 and retired as a Food Service Supervisor in 1989.  She was an active member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Ogdensburg, she served as a Sunday School Teacher and the Church Treasurer.  She currently was attending the Bible Baptist Church of Ogdensburg.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family on trips and vacations.


She is survived by her daughter; Elaine E. Blowers and her husband John of Geneva, her grandchildren; Jason, Karen and Levi Blowers.  She is also survived by her siblings Viola Gilson of Dekalb, Gerald Finley and his wife Lynn of North Syracuse and Maynard Finley and his wife Jean of Ogdensburg.  Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. 


She was predeceased by her siblings; Claude and Robert Finley, Doris Johnston and Eva McDonald.

Donations in Ella’s memory may be made to the Bible Baptist Church of Ogdensburg 403 Spruce Street Ogdensburg, NY 13669.


Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.

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My condolences to Ella's family. Ella was such a nice lady. I worked with her at SLPC years ago and always thought she was a caring and thoughtful lady.

Anne Donnelly Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.


Lori Trotter McElhearn Dec 21 2016 12:00 AM

Elaine and family, so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing, talking and taking care of your mother. She always was so kind and had a smile on her face even though she did not feel well. She will always be remembered and have a place in many hearts.

Pat Courtney Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ella Finley

Pat Courtney Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ella Finley

Debbie Fields (Amo) Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember our childhood days together hanging out at Deb Cota's and how your mom was such a sweet woman. I then got to know her a little better when we worked at Kmart together. She certainly loved you and you meant the world to her. My thoughts and prayers to you. Sending hugs....

Debbie Fields (Amo) Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

Elaine, John, Jason, Karen, and Levi, you are in our prayers at this difficult time. Your care and love toward your mother/grandmother during her life and illness leave you with no regrets now. We pray that you feel God's arms holding and helping you today and in the days ahead.

Shirley Schafer and family Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

Our love and prayers are with you Elaine and your whole family. Ella and I chatted on the phone occasionally since I moved from the North Country and I just recently was prompted to call her and see how she was doing. Now I know....she is in Heaven with Jesus, she is healed, and she is looking for all of us to join her. My prayers will be continually be with you. Love, Mary Cameron

Mary Cameron and Family Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

Ms. Finley,
You were one truly amazing neighbor, always a beautiful smile, kind word, and a heart filled with gold. I hope you knew how much my Family and I Loved You!! We are going to miss you so very much Ella. May you forever rest in peace.
God Bless You Ella,
Love You!
Heather Brenno

Heather Brenno & Family Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ella Finley

Ruth (Durham) Burnham Dec 18 2016 12:00 AM

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