(December 13, 1920 – January 28, 2012)
Barbara A. Timmons,91, of Midland, passed away on January 28, 2012. The daughter of the late Gordon and Frances (Goheen) Avison, was born December 13, 1920, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Korea until 1938. Barbara graduated from High School in Pyeng York, North Korea and received a B. S. in Business Management from the University of Illinois. On April 17, 1943 she married Bonnell (Tim) Timmons in Chicago, IL, who predeceased her on July 17, 2001. She was a homemaker and her hobbies were gardening, knitting and playing bridge. She was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren keeping them well supplied with her homemade knitted slippers. Barbara loved to share her memories of growing up with missionary parent’s in Korea. She will truly be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her sons, Richard Timmons of Vermont, Bruce (Judy) Timmons of Midland, James (Patricia) Timmons of Jackson, Paul Timmons of Traverse City, and Patrick (Holly) Timmons of Ypsilanti; her daughters, Sharon Kobel of Bellaire and Mary Lou Timmons of Midland; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A Memorial Liturgy will be held at 11 am on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Father Peter Gaspeny Liturgent. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 4 til 6:30 pm, at which time there will be a vigil service, and at the church on Thursday from 10 am until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place at New Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where she was a member for 63 years or to Senior Services’ Seasons Adult Day Services. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.