Jerry Wayne Finley

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Jerry Wayne Finley,  Overland Park, KS, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the age of 56 (NON-COVID). He leaves behind his loving wife Patty of 33 years, son Jase; his mother, Margaret Birkmann with step-father, David Birkmann; father, Jerry Willis Finley; sister, Joni Hensley with husband Jim Hensley; sister, Caroline Mathia with husband Danny Mathia; brother, Michael Finley with wife Airk. Also many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and his dog and cats. He loved all, and was loved by his entire family and many friends as well.

Jerry had an infectious personality and smile that everyone who met him instantly liked. He was willing to help anyone who needed it. He was talented at anything he did including woodworking, auto enthusiast, cook, and a great host to anyone who came to his home.


Service arrangements are pending at this time.


  1. Julie Newman on May 22, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    I have known you for the last 34 years- you were a great friend- I will miss our visits while waiting for Patty to get home from work-as well as your famous cooking while I visited you guys!!! You were like a brother to me!! Great in peace my friend- Patty and Jace you are in my heart and thoughts- I love you both!!

  2. Jacki McElwee on May 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Jerry was such kind hearted soul. When I struggled with my frozen car door, he came out, no coat, and opened it for me. He was always ready to help. That type of person is hard to find. Always in our hearts. We love you. Let me know if you need anything let me know

  3. Jason and Jami Lobdell on May 20, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Patty, Jase and family, my heart is broken for you all. Know that Jerry was loved by us as are you! We are praying for you to have peace and comfort at this time.

  4. Joni on May 20, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    My brother and my friend, our family will never be same without you.

  5. Jan Mathia on May 20, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    I first met Jerry when Danny was dating Caroline and he brought this cute little boy with long hair out to the farm. He was so cute. I am so glad our paths crossed and I got to know him. My prayers are with the family now as they go on without their loved one.

    • Roni on May 21, 2020 at 10:19 am

      We have so many great memories, Jerry, from Easter egg hunts to weddings and then, babies! I will miss you so much. Growing up with cousins like you was such a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Patty and Jace, and all the family.

  6. Sheila Bradley on May 20, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss prayers to all

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