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Joan N. Finney

June 24, 1944 — November 21, 2023

Galva, Kansas

Joan N. Finney, 79, died November 21, 2023, at her home in Galva, Kansas.


She was born June 24, 1944, on the Big Island of Hawaii, the daughter of Ted and Gladys Rankin. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1962. On December 16, 1966, Joan was united in marriage to Garron D. Finney in McPherson. Garron preceded her in death in 2003.


A life-long resident of McPherson, she worked for many years at Rankin Equipment Co., and later retired from The Cedars, McPherson.


Many of Joan’s years were spent working hard at her job, home, and at everything she did. Her free time was spent at the lake with family and friends, at bowling league, or visiting with her best friends; Marilyn, Jenny, and Bonnie. Joan also made holidays a special time with great food, gifts, and all the homemade candy you could imagine. And how she did it we will never know, but a card for EVERY holiday and birthday and always on time!


Survivors include: son, Kyle Finney (Bonnie), of Moundridge, KS; daughter, Janae Finney-Wagner of Kingman, KS; brother, Thomas "Tom" Rankin (Patti), of Clackamas, OR; five grandchildren, Paige Finney-Conquest (Dustin), Amber Finney­ Hiebert (Brian), Faith Finney, Justin Finney, and John Wagner; three great-grandchildren, Natalee and Brynlee Conquest, and Ezra Hiebert.


She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Kenny L. Ballard (1985).

A celebration of Joan's life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Stockham Family Funeral Home.


Memorial donations may be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460.

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