Jacquelyn “Jackie” Finke


Jacquelyn “Jackie” Finke, 89, of Hope, passed from this life at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.

Mrs. Finke was born August 23, 1933, in Shelbyville, Indiana, the daughter of Roy C. and June E. Conger Nail.

Jackie married Richard Finke March 16, 1958.

She was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Mary Martha and Lifelight Bible study groups.

She loved nature, especially birds, walks in the woods, always had a garden and loved all her farm animals and raised multiple orphan kittens. She was an amazing artist as evidenced by all of her China paintings. In later years she took up coloring and was very proud to give her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren pieces of her work. She always wanted to marry a farmer and she won the heart of a very special one. She loved to be at home surrounded by family.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years; children, Brooke (Mark) Case and Kelly (Roger) Thayer both of Hope and Craig (Carrie) Finke of Fortville; grandchildren, Shelby Case, Tanner (Rebekah) Case, Barrett (Kali) Finke, Korey (Baili) Finke, Monica Thayer, Trevor Thayer, Cody (Payton) Thayer, Chacelyn (Kenny) Sessions, Dylan Finke and Austin Finke; thirteen great-grandchildren and a sister, June Rose Coomer of Shelbyville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bryan R. Finke and a sister Geraldine Nail.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with the Revs. Mark Teike and John Cordrey officiating.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver &Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street and 9:30 a.m. to time of service Tuesday at the church.

She will be laid to rest next to her son at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com