Mrs. Betty Bennett Finley, age 91, of Rome, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 26, 2018. She was born at home on June 26, 1927, in Isabella, Tennessee to the late William Henry Bennett and Florence Kilpatrick Bennett. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, William Henry, Jr. and James and her beloved sister, Virginia, and son-in-law, Jeff Cavaness. Mrs. Finley grew up on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee where her father moved to oversee the building of a new hotel, later to become Covenant College. She attended GPS and Rhodes College. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and received a major in biology. She was presented at a debutante at the Cotton Ball in Chattanooga. She worked for Capital Airlines in Chattanooga and Washington, D.C. until her marriage. After that she was a wife and mother to her three girls. She made their meals, she made their dresses, she made their braids, she made them study and she made their childhoods happy. Mrs. Finley was a lifelong Presbyterian and served in many capacities in the congregation of Rome’s First Presbyterian Church. She and Keith answered a call to live in Zaire, Africa as missionaries for a time in the early 1980’s. She was a member of Chapter E-PEO, a member of the Red Cross, a lifetime member of the Rome Little Theater and a soup kitchen volunteer. She wrote long, funny poems to read to family members at special occasions and she could always make them laugh. She had perfect penmanship that she learned as a girl and every one of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can recite the GPS admonition “A gum chewing girl and a cud chewing cow, the only difference, I see now, is the intelligent look on the face of the cow.” Mrs. Finley is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Keith Finley and her three daughters, Florence Finley Milway (Jeff), Mary Finley Neidrech (Jack) and Jane Finely Cavaness, and special friend Darlene Galloway. Grandchildren, Bennett Neidrach (Thuy), Katie Fullerton (Daniel), Lee Neidrach (Christine Wong), Jackson Milway (Sarah), Adam Cavaness and Great-Grandchildren, Wyatt Fullerton and Ada Fullerton, Kaylee McLendon and Austin McLendon. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Rome, with Rev. Jonathon Schwartz officiating. A reception will take place following the service in the fellowship Hall. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Heyman Hospice Care, 420 East 2nd Avenue, Rome, GA. 30161. Mrs. Finley’s favorite flower was a white rose. Those wishing to send flowers please send white roses in the arrangements. Please visit our website at to share fond memories. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.