Sara Lynn Finney-Cummins, 54 of Battle Creek is now free of her pain and suffering, after her courageous four year battle with cancer ended. She moved on to a new life with her Lord, as her loving family said goodbye to her at their home on Friday morning, January 7, 2022.
Sara was born May 2, 1967 in Battle Creek the daughter of LaRita Jeannette (Elliott) and Charles Delaine Finney. She grew up in Battle Creek, was a 1986 graduate of Lakeview High School and earned an Associate's Degree from Kellogg Community College. Sara worked for Sam's Club for 25 years; primarily as the Human Resources Coordinator, until they downsized. Previous to that she worked at Binder Park Zoo.
She was formerly married to Paul K Cleaver. Sara Lynn Finney was united in marriage to Ralph L Cummins, at her parent's home overlooking the lake on August 27th 2006. Surviving are her husband, Ralph; two sons, Cody (Amanda Garcia) Cleaver of Battle Creek, Cole (Miranda Unger) Cleaver of Montague; two grandchildren, Octavia and Easton Cleaver; stepchildren, Deena Cummins and Dustin Cummins both of Kalamazoo; her mother, Rita J. Finney of Battle Creek; a sister, Paula (Glen) Roble of Bellevue; two brothers, Larry (Sue) Finney of Battle Creek, Steve Finney of Battle Creek; numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families; her special five Yorkies and one big baby Great Dane. Sara was preceded in death by her father, Charles Finney on July 3, 2020.
Sara loved her family more than anything, especially her grandchildren. She loved people, you could feel it in her big contagious smile as soon as you met her. Sara loved the water, family pontoon boat rides, camping, and floating down the Lazy River in Ludington State Park. She swam the Goguac Lake swim several times with her mom, Rita. Her time in Florida with family and friends was always a highlight. She loved flowers and was more than happy to point out to Ralph where they should be planted. Sara will be remembered as a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend. She was a beautiful soul and will be dearly missed.
Friends will be received 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022. A livestream of the service will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/665257561. Committal and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made for Sara's Memorial Service via GoFundMe https://gofund.me/c0f64548 or checks payable to Ralph L Cummins, 193 Wheaton Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.