Merine (Dersin) Finney

June 26, 1924 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 95)


Merine (Dersin) Finney, 95 of Boalsburg and a guest of Windy Hill Village, Philipsburg, passed away Wednesday June 3, 2020 at the Village.

Born June 26, 1924 in Atlantic, rural Houtzdale, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Rose (LeCerf) Dersin.

In 1942 Merine married Florman Finney , who preceded her in death on March 18, 1978.

Merine's career consisted of employment as a seamstress with Navasky's in Philipsburg and a supervisor for the Sylvania Plant in Houtzdale.

Merine liked spending time in her garden and her flowers. She enjoyed walking in the woods with her family and Sunday drives going for ice cream.  She loved going on trips with her daughter and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

In the evenings she and her husband enjoyed sitting on their patio listening to the whippoorwills and chickadees.

Merine is survived by her daughter Sheron (Sefchick) Bell of State College, two grandsons; Cory Sefchick and his wife Lynette and their children, Scotlynn and Nial all of State College and Aaron Sefchick and his wife Kiersten and their children, Aurora and Kamden , all of Boyce, VA.    

Also surviving is a daughter-in-law Gwen Hirchak and husband Larry of Apolla FL, a granddaughter Melissa Oberg, great granddaughters Kiersten and Kiera Oberg and a great great grandson Luke Oberg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons; Lowell in 2019, Lonny in 1988 an infant son and daughter-in-law Lena Finney in 2017.

Rev Robert Ford will preside over a private funeral service. There will be no public visitation. 

Sheron and her family would like to express their thank you to everyone at Windy Hill Village, who took wonderful care of my mother and for the joy and satisfaction you brought to her life.

Merine will be laid to rest beside her husband in the I.O.O.F Cemetery, Brisbin.

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