John L. Finneran Jr.

John L. Finneran Jr., 73, of Easton, Kan., passed away, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Hickory Pointe Nursing Home in Oskaloosa, Kan., after a long illness. He was born April 24, 1940, in Leavenworth, Kan., the son of John L. and Katherine (Conway) Finneran Sr.

John Finneran

On April 30, 1960, John married Mary K. Corriston in Leavenworth. She survives at the home. He is also survived by five children, Kathleen E. Brune of Leavenworth, Kan., John L. (Julie) Finneran of Stover, Mo., Genieva M. Rhodes of Easton, Kan., Deborah L. (John) Porter of Ozawkie, Kan., and Andy J. (Eleasha) Finneran of Shawnee, Kan.; two sisters, Mary Murawski and Patricia Rettig; a grandson in Afghanistan; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Cynthia Finneran-Pfannenstiel; a granddaughter, Ariel N. Porter; and a son in-law Raymond G. Brune Jr.

John worked for Clarkson Construction Co. from 1979 until he retired in 2005. He owned J&J construction in the late 1970’s. He and his wife owned and operated Mary’s Adult Care Home in Leavenworth for 15 years. John and Mary also own and operate Legends of Country Music in Easton, Kan., from January 2000 and it is still being operated by his wife.

He loved his family, friends and especially all of his grandchildren. John helped build most of the addition on the care home before it was up and running. He enjoyed having his family and friends come and see him while listening to his old country music playing at the bar and having the bands come out and play. He could set and watch everyone dance and have fun listening to the music. John loved to go camping and fishing. He also really enjoyed to go to his lake house at Lake of the Ozark’s. He was involved in many different parades in Leavenworth and Easton. His favorite parade was St. Patrick’s Day, he liked to dress up and show his Irish Pride.

He is loved and will be missed by many. John will always be in the hearts of his family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Church, with Rev. David McEvoy O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family of John Finneran.