Lola Mae Finley, 66, of Colona, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wildwood Baptist Church, East Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Schroder Mortuary, Colona. Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Ill. Memorials may be made to Wildwood Children's Ministry. Lola was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Searcy, Ark., daughter of Charley and Mary Eads Finley. She married Danny McQuay on Aug. 5, 1967, in Rockford, Ill. She later married Bobby Martz on Aug. 5, 2004, in Galena.
Lola put her faith in Jesus at a young age and invested much of her time and talent serving Him in various churches in various towns throughout her life. She was very passionate about her work. She worked as a secretary and a school teacher before going back to college and earning an associate's degree in nursing. Her most fulfilling jobs were in nursing at several hospitals and nursing homes in the area, but she especially loved working in the diabetic unit of the Huntsville Hospital in Alabama. Lola loved playing piano, quilting and animals. She especially loved spending time with her awesome grandchildren. She touched many lives and was loved by people she worked with as well as those she took care of.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Martz, and their dogs, Rusty and Candy, Colona; daughter, LaCricia "Cricket" and husband, Greg Elden, Geneseo; grandchildren, Charley, Keith and Tricia Elden, all of Geneseo; brother, Leo (Diana) Finley, Pekin; and many nieces and nephews. Lola was preceded in death by her parents, two infant brothers and her dog, Rocky.
Lola's family would like to thank the awesome nurses and staff of the Silvis Quad Cities Kidney Center, especially Jessica; Lola absolutely loved you! Also thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Rosewood Care Center in Moline and the caring nurses and doctors of Illini ER, Med Tele and ICU as she had become quite a "regular" these past 14 months. She spent a lot of her life taking care of patients and their families. God blessed her by surrounding her with very caring health care people when she was on the other side of the stethoscope. It is hard for nurses to be the patients. Isaiah 40:31