Clara M. Riedel Finan, 86, Salina, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
She was born April 3, 1932, in St. Pete to John and Anna Katherine (Rome) Riedel.
She married Jerry on Sept. 12, 1953, in Salina. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was a bank teller for UMB and co-owner of Designs & Accents Flower Shop and an office manager for Dr. Bruce Johnson.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s Parish, Ladies of Columbus, SRHC Ladies Aux, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Lady Elks and enjoyed the card game Pitch.
Survivors include two daughters: Malynn Gasswint and husband, Randall, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Pamela Welsh and husband, Todd, Salina; two brothers, Vern Riedel, Morland, and Robert Riedel, Topeka; four sisters, Jeannie Gross, Hays, Doris Perry, Salina, Vera Hartman, Grainfield, and Mary Lynn Ryan, Salina; and her grandchildren, Brett (Amber) Gasswint, Navarre, Fla.,Tyler Gasswint, Tulsa, Okla., and McKenzie and Rase Welsh, Salina.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Joe and John; and four sisters, Isabel Fiffe, Aurelia Artzer, Viola Gross and Leona Kinderknecht.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, Salina; burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ryan Mortuary.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Church, St. Mary Grade School or Sacred Heart Jr./Sr. High School, all of Salina. in care of the mortuary.
Condolences can be left at www.ryanmortuary.com