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William “Bill” Finney, 86, of Topeka, died at Midland Hospice House.

William was born on March 23, 1927, to Chester L. and Mary (Malone) Finney in West Frankfort, Ill.

At the age of 16, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II as a Ship’s Cook 3rd Class. At the conclusion of the war, Bill returned home to Illinois and worked for a period of time for his future father-in-law, Leonard A. Schick. In 1946, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army and served

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