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Graveside Service

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Saturday October 3rd, 2020

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Ludie Finkbeiner

Ludie Doris Wilder Finkbeiner




Ludie Doris Wilder Finkbeiner, age 98, of Greenwood, and wife of the late William Howard Finkbeiner, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, surrounded by her family.


Ludie was born in Hemingway, SC, on November 19, 1921, the daughter of the late James Adger and Lorena Ellen Douglas Wilder. A charter member of the Lutheran Atonement Church, she retired from Martin Marietta.


Surviving are her children, Larry Finkbeiner (Cheryl)  and Albert Finkbeiner (Denise); grandchildren, Jeremy Finkbeiner, Amanda Setters (Calvin), Nelson Finkbeiner (Diane), and Michelle Finkbeiner; great-grandchildren, Cory Finkbeiner (Autumn Nicole), Haley Hogan (Dan), Kaitlin Finkbeiner, Jessica Finkbeiner, Trey Setters, Blake Setters and Bella Setters; and one great-great grandchild, Katerina Hogan.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Howard Dennis Finkbeiner.


Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Forest Lawn Cemetery Conducted by Rev. Greg Brown. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the graveside service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran S.C. Synod, 1003 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Dear Larry, Albert and family of Ludie W. Finkbiener. I loved your Mother because she dearly loved my Mother(Ethell Rogers Newton nicknamed Charlie) and my father Peter Jack Newton. When my Mother died, Ludie sent me and each of my siblings a wonderful letter. It was so special, so thoughtful and so sweet!! I visited her on a couple of occasions, corresponded with her infrequently and called her on her birthday. She shared pictures of herself and Mom and talked and reminisced of earlier times and lives. She spoke of you all often and of course Dennis. She spoke of her love for you and your families and how she enjoyed all the grandchildren. I sure will miss her as I know you will. In this time of sadness may you see God in the faces of friends, hear Him in their voices, feel Him in the touch of their hands. May their help, caring and sympathy reflect His love and kindness at this time when you need Him most. With deepest sympathy,

Ronna Newton Mathis Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM

Dear family of Ludie. She made an impression on me the first time I met her at church. She often sent us notes of encourgement or just to let us know she was thinking of us. The first time we ever let our daughter go anywhere with anyone was with her family to the beach.We didn't have to worry about her. When we had anything downstairs at church she always graced our table
We have missed her for a long time now but she is in a place happier than we are. So sorry for your loss but happy for her.

Evelyn Rankin Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

My dearest Aunt Ludie
You have been the strength to our family over the years!! Your passing now leaves us with a void; however all that you taught us by your example lives within each of us for all of eternity. You will always be my hero.
I love you immensely.....i will see you again! God rest your precious soul.....Marcey

Marcey West Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM