3219 South Main Street Anderson, SC 29624

Karen A. Finley January 22, 1942 - December 3, 2022

Date of Funeral

December 10, 2022

Karen Askins Finley, 80, of Belton, SC, passed away on Saturday December 3, 2022, at her home.

Born in Columbus, OH on January 22, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Craig and Marguerite Askins and wife to Joe B. Finley. Karen was also a member of Neals Creek Baptist Church and served as a taxidermist for over 40 years.

In addition to her husband, Joe, she is survived by her Daughters: Dora Lea Banister (Gregg), Kathi Lowe (Tommy), and Lynita Boatwright (Bart); Sister: Nola Jende (Maris); Brother: Lynn Askins (Debbie); Grandchildren: Magon Wilson (Matt), Michelle Banister, Andrew Banister (Mary Grace), Rebecca Collins (Joe), Emily Lowe, Chandler Boatwright, and Hayden Boatwright; and Great Grandchildren: Mattie Wilson, Paisley Wilson, Sawyer Burriss, Allie-Grace Banister, Charles Banister, Devin Collins, and Sarah Collins.

She is also preceded in death by a Brother: Lowell Askins, as well as her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Saturday December 10, 2022, at Neals Creek Baptist Church and will be officiated by Pastor Jason Dorriety and Dr. Mitchell Brooks.

The family will be at the home but will have a visitation Saturday December 10, from 3pm to 4pm, prior to the service, at the church.

Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson, SC, 29621 or to Neals Creek Baptist Church, 3204 Amity Rd, Anderson, SC, 29621.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. REPLY
    Mike Looney says

    Truly one of a kind, she was. A friend since we met in early 80’s. I never had to worry about where I stood with her, she’d let me know 😆. I sat beside her bed and touched her hand. She looked over at me and began to cry a short cry. We talked a few minutes and I held my tears until after I left. So many memories and so many laughs. The best thing though, she is where I am going one day soon. We’ll love and miss you until we see you again Karen!

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