Mary Finley


Mary Finley, 84, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1937, to the late Robert and Retta McClure of Benton. Mary was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening, traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains, and was a gifted cook who enjoyed making meals and chocolate chip cookies for her friends and family. Taking care of her family was what she enjoyed most.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Calfee Jr.; daughter, Margaret Calfee Maynard; and sister-in-law, Janette McClure.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of nearly 42 years, Robert Finley Sr.; daughter, Martha Calfee; siblings, Charles McClure (Bobbie), Clarence McClure (Patsy) and Ruth Ann Kersey (Jackie); niece, Jane Paxton (Greg); great-nephew, Will Paxton; son-in-law, Chip Maynard; grandchildren, Frankie Gallian (Will) and Richard Maynard (Cari); six great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Darlene Capps (Steve), Robbie Finley (Gail), Laraine Hayslett (Benny) and Ralph Finley; six step-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and friends.

A graveside service for Mary will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Jimmy Dunn and Tanner Calfee officiating. Chip Maynard, Richard Maynard, Greg Paxton, Will Paxton, Benji Calfee and John Kincaid will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Calfee, William Gallian, Robbie Finley, Ralph Finley, Paul Hall and Mark Freeman.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Mary or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at



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