July 3, 2008

(7/13/1935 7/3/2008)

William Edwin Finley, known as Moose, was born on July 13, 1935 in Sterling, Connecticut and died on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at his home in Downing, Missouri at the age of 72.

Survivors include his four sisters, Bertha Phillips of Downing, Missouri, Linda Higgins of Wheeling, Illinois, Carol Yates and husband, Ron of New London, Connecticut and Mary Knapp and husband, Victor of San Diego, California; two daughters, Mary Ellen and husband, Phillip and children, Phillip and Jessica and Dawn Leger and husband, Alton and children, Ashley and Jacob of Ashford, Connecticut; a good friend, Frank Mueller of Wheeling, Illinois; special niece, Tammy Yearns of Downing, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

He moved in with his sister, Bertha Phillips in June, 2007. She has been his best friend and caregiver. He was formerly a boxer in Connecticut. He was very loved and will be missed by all his family.

A visitation was held at the home of Bertha Phillips in Downing, Missouri for all family and friends on Sunday, July 6, 2008. Burial will be at a later date as the body has been cremated.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster and Downing, Missouri.

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