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Deacon , educator , cosmetics executive

Mary Ruth Finster, American deacon, retired elementary school educator, cosmetics executive. Consultant Mayors Task Force for Handicap Issues, Kokomo, since 1999; member advisory board St. Margaret's House, S. Bend, since 1989; board directors American Cancer Society, Kokomo, Big Sister, Kokomo, 1977—1980, Young Women’s Christian Association, Kokomo, 1982—1985, American Red Cross, Kokomo, 1996—2000; Member of Phi Beta Psi (secretary 1963—2003).

Background

Finster, Mary Ruth was born on November 3, 1922 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Charles Madison Pfeiffer and Mary Ruth Marshal.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Manchester College, 1944. Master of Arts, Colorado State University, Greeley, 1949. Certified deacon, School Faith Ministry, S. Bend, Indiana, 1990.

Career

Teacher Kokomo Center School, Indiana, 1946—1985. Deacon St. Andrew Episcopal, since 1990. Consultant Mary Kay, Kokomo, since 2003.

Membership

Consultant Mayors Task Force for Handicap Issues, Kokomo, since 1999. Member advisory board St. Margaret's House, S. Bend, since 1989. Board directors American Cancer Society, Kokomo, Big Sister, Kokomo, 1977—1980, Young Women’s Christian Association, Kokomo, 1982—1985, American Red Cross, Kokomo, 1996—2000.

Member of Phi Beta Psi (secretary 1963—2003).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Watercolor painting, travel, reading, water aerobics.

Connections

Married Wallace Finster, March 28, 1953 (divorced June 1976).

father:
Charles Madison Pfeiffer

mother:
Mary Ruth Marshal

spouse:
Wallace Finster