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Barbara Ann Finch (1952-2008)


Posted By: Ames Tribune
Date: 12/19/2008 at 04:35:52

THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Thursday, December 18, 2008.

Barbara Finch 56, of Ames, passed away Dec. 17, 2008. Funeral services are pending with Stevens Memorial Chapel.

THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Friday, December 19, 2008.

Nov. 17, 1952-Dec. 17, 2008

Barbara Ann Finch, 56, of Ames, died Dec. 17, 2008, near Albert Lea, Minn., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ames, with a vigil service at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Barbara was born Nov. 17, 1952, in New York City to James and Ruth Davis.

On Jan. 17, 1981, Barbara was united in marriage to Robert Finch, and they had three children.

Barbara was a former Republican Iowa State Representative from House District 62 and was working at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Barbara was a member of the Republican Party of Iowa, Story County Farm Bureau, and served on the Governor's Task Force for Sustainable Agriculture. Barbara was active in the Ballard school system participating in Booster Club and serving as a member of the school board and as its president.

Barbara was devoted to the love and happiness of her husband, children, family and many dear friends. She loved public service and the opportunity it brought to meet and visit with people.

Barbara leaves behind her loving husband of 28 years, Bob Finch; and her children, Heath Finch, of Ames, Erin Finch, of Ames, and Matthew Finch, of Ames; her brother, Frank (Sue) Davis, of New York, and her sister Laura (Charles) Rand, also of New York. She was preceded in death by her Parents.

Stevens Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.


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