The Norman Transcript

February 3, 2013

Cory Finley, Amber Jane Finley


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Funeral services for Cory Finley, 24, and his 3-year-old daughter, Amber Jane Finley will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in The Chapel of Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman with Bruce Ingram presiding.

The Finley family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Cory was born May 12, 1988 in Tulsa, Okla. the son of Richard Sherman Leroy and Connie (Wohnoutka) Finley. Amber Jane was born Dec. 12, 2009, in Norman, the daughter of Cory Jonathon Lee and Andra Nicole (Drake) Finley. They both passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2013 in their home as the result of a house fire. Amber’s little pet dog, Buster, was found curled up beside her, where he also died, trying his best to protect little Amber.

Cory enjoyed computers, playing the guitar and the drums. He also enjoyed playing the internet-based games, Everquest and World of Warcraft, where he was known as Donos.

Cory was employed for a brief time at Thunderbird Casino, where he worked as an IT Technician.

Nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his little princess, Amber. He enjoyed playing with her and doing anything to make her laugh. He was a great daddy to Amber and the two of them will be missed very much.

Amber enjoyed little tea parties, jumping on Granny and Grandpa’s bed, spinning ‘round and ‘round, playing hide ‘n seek, and taking bike rides to the park on the back of her daddy’s bicycle.

Amber loved shopping and even at the young age of three-years-old, was quite good at it. She enjoyed singing along with the radio while taking car rides, and watching Nick, Jr. TV. Some of her favorite shows are Dora the Explorer, Despicable Me, Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

One of Amber’s favorite things to do was to help cook and bake. Amber would help herself by pushing a chair into the kitchen, right up to the cabinet top, where she would perfectly position herself to participate in the kitchen activities.

She simply loved being included in helping to create something special to eat.

Amber’s beautiful smile and bright eyes will always be remembered by her family. She was an absolute joy to be with and we will miss her very much.

Cory is survived by his loving parents, Richard and Brenda Finley of Norman, Okla. and Connie Wohnoutka of Goodwell, Okla.; one loving brother, Jerry Wohnoutka of Goodwell, Okla.; two loving sisters, Jenel Erin Louise Fatihah and her husband, Raja’ee of Tulsa, Okla., and Samantha Rollins of Tulsa, Okla.; loving paternal grandparents, Lee and Irene Finley of Norman; loving maternal grandparents, John Wohnoutka of Pink, Okla. and Carroll and Frances Walker of Odessa, Texas; and one loving maternal great grandmother, Marie Walker of McCamey, Texas.

Cory was preceded in death by his daughter, Amber Jane Finley, his maternal grandmothers, Oleta Wohnoutka and Lois Walker.

Amber is survived by her loving mother, Andra Nicole Finley of Norman; her Loving Paternal Grandparents, Richard and Brenda Finley of Norman, and Connie Wohnoutka of Goodwell, Okla.; her Loving Paternal great grandparents, Lee and Irene Finley of Pink, Okla., John Wohnoutka of Pink, Okla., and Carroll and Frances Walker of Odessa, Texas; Loving Maternal Great Grandmother, Zona Arthur; and one Loving great-great grandmother, Marie Walker of McCamey, Texas; Three Loving uncles, Jerry Wohnoutka, John Gharet Arthur and John Gee; three loving aunts, Jenel Erin Louise Fatihah, and her husband, Raja’ee, Samantha Rollins, and Misty Arthur; and one loving great uncle, Ed Arthur.

Amber was preceded in death by her father, Cory Jonathon Lee Finley, her paternal grandfather, Robert Arthur, her maternal great grandmother, Oleta Wohnoutka, and her paternal great grandmother, Lois Walker.

Burial will conclude for Cory and Amber in the Warren Cemetery in Norman, Oklahoma. Arrangements for Cory and Amber and their family have been placed in the care of the Vice Family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com

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