Mike Raymond Finders, 59, of Olathe, passed away Sept. 7, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott, KS. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner, KS 66030 (913) 856-7111. Burial follows at Antioch Cemetery, Spring Hill, KS. Visitation 9:30 before service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Collin’s Playground Fund at Hillsdale. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com
Mike was born May 9, 1951 in Gardner, KS to Wilbur “Red” Lloyd and Patricia Marie Karnes Finders. Mike was a life-long area resident and served in the US Marine Corp during Vietnam. Mike married Judy Marie Helton on Sept. 10, 1977 in Olathe, KS. He was a mechanic and manager for seventeen years at 169 Auto Parts, Inc. in Spring Hill, KS. Previously he owned Finders and Dad Automotive in Olathe. Mike loved his grandchildren and especially the special times at his lake home. Mike was a great husband, dad, grandpa, and friend. He enjoyed drag racing with his Dad for many years and loved cars. Mike was all about family and was always helping others that needed him anytime day or night. He enjoyed playing pool every week at Shooters.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother Patricia Finders and brother Frank Finders. He is survived by his wife Judy of the home; father Wilbur “Red” Finders, Olathe; children: Jody Finders, DeSoto, Michael Finders, Spring Hill, Jolanda Sparks, Mapleton, KS, Brandy Schaefer, Raymore, MO, and Chrissy Finders, Spring Hill; sisters Patty Winters, Hillsdale, KS and Shirley Finders, Olathe; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.