Jane Finnen photo, cropped


January 31, 1932 - February 7, 2019 West Grove, PA | Age 87 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.


JANE  A.  FINNEN, age 87, of West Grove, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at her residence.  She was the wife of William A. Finnen, Jr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Reuben F. Abernethy and the late Matilda J. Fuller Abernethy.

Jane worked for Dupont Co, Chester County Voter Registration Services, and served in Penn Township for many years.

She was a great homemaker and enjoyed breeding horses, fox hunting, gardening, canning, square dancing and was avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Sylvina and her husband Michael of West Grove, PA, and Dianne Swenson and her husband David of West Grove, PA, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one brother, Reuben F. Abernethy, two sisters, Thelma Gibe and Mary Ella Farmer and one granddaughter, Stacy Sylvina Connell.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 on Friday morning, February 15, 2019, at the Penn Township Building, Finnen Room, 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, PA.  Her Memorial service will follow at 11:00.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

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Memorial Donations

Willow Tree Hospice

616 E. Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348



February 15, 2019 10:00-11:00 Penn Township Building
Finnen Room
260 Lewis Road
West Grove, PA.

Memorial Service

February 15, 2019 11:00 Penn Township Building
Finnen Room
260 Lewis Road
West Grove, PA.


  1. So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing, Bill please know that our thoughts and prayers and with you

    Dot 7 jerry Parsons | February 17, 2019 at 6:09 PM
  2. Suzanne, Mike and family,

    So sorry for your loss. May your many happy memories help to ease your sorrow.
    Stay strong, your Mom is at peace and smiling down on all of you, today and everyday.

    Ruth & Brad | February 14, 2019 at 8:56 AM
  3. Suzanne, Mike and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers and sincere condolences to all of you at this time.

    Ken and Gail Morrison | February 12, 2019 at 12:55 PM
  4. Suzanne and Mike,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May all your happy memories lessen your grief.

    Polly Gillis | February 12, 2019 at 10:48 AM
  5. So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. My first thought was to call my dad, as he had fond memories of her riding her horse to school, but he is gone too. My own fond memories are of her and Bill square dancing. She will be greatly missed, a true treasure.

    LeAnne Mackey Pugliese | February 11, 2019 at 7:15 PM

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