Josephine “Josie” Donovan Finn

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” DONOVAN FINN is the daughter of  Maurice and Mary Ellen Shanahan Donovan. She was born on June 8, 1900, in Garryowen, Jackson County, Iowa.

Josie married Louis Finn (born April 26, 1896), on January 4, 1921, in St. Patrick’s Church, Garryowen. They had six children:

  • Bernice Finn Holub (December 20, 1921 – March 26, 1991)
    • Blaine
  • Katherine Finn (February 20, 1923 – March 11, 1980)
  • Mary Margaret Finn Townsend (April 27, 1927 – October 12, 2005)
    • Karen Townsend Kiburz
    • Gary Townsend
    • Joseph Townsend
    • Linda Townsend Boots
    • Galen Townsend
    • Laura Townsend Edler
  • JoAnn Finn Ray (March 13, 1939 – June 14, 2022)
    • Debbie Feller
    • Carrie Heiken
    • Steve Riley
    • David Frasher
    • Shane Frasher
    • Kim Steinbronn
    • Kelly Frasher (November 12, 1966 – April 8, 2002)
    • Kevin Riley (deceased)
  • Michael Finn (January 9, 1930 – December 1, 1998)
    • Dan Finn
    • Joe Finn
    • John Finn
    • Shirley Finn Leytem
    • Mary Jo Finn Feldmann
  • Jack (September 23, 1932 – August 25, 1938)

Josie passed away unexpectedly in her home on July 22, 1950.

Louis passed away in 1969.

They are interred at Temple Hill, Jones County, Iowa

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