Marjorie R. Finch, 97, Bath, Indiana


Marjorie Finch, 97, of West Lafayette, Indiana and formerly of Bath, Indiana passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at her home with family by her side.

She was born to the late Howard and Grace Miles on January 31, 1922 in Franklin County, IN.    She married Donald Finch on October 18, 1941.  She is survived by her son, Stephen (Darlene) Finch of New Castle, IN, a daughter Carol (Chris) Downard of Lafayette IN, and 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald in 1997, and her daughter Shelia Marie Finch in 1946.

Marjorie was the Lord’s servant, and would never claim working outside of her home, but she was an organist for her church for over 30 years, filled in for her husband as a substitute school-bus driver, and served as greeter for Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home for many years.  Marjorie also supported Donald in operating their dairy and grain farming operation.  She served her church in many ways, including as president of the United Methodist Women (New Castle District).  She was a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church (UMC), Brookville UMC and St. Andrew UMC (West Lafayette IN).  She was an ardent reader, and completed countless volumes of crossword books, all while maintaining a vigorous practice of daily devotions and keeping a personal diary.

Visitation will be at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave. in Brookville IN on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 3 PM to 6 PM.  Funeral services will be held at Phillips and Meyers on Monday, July 29 at 10 AM, with interment following at Springfield Cemetery in Franklin County IN.

A memorial service for Marjorie’s friends in Northern Indiana will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at 2:30 PM on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Finch family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit