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Lola K. Timmins, 95, of Ottumwa died at 3:51 p.m. August 24, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
She was born April 29, 1922 in Ottumwa, IA to Walter C. and Catherine Thorne Johnson.
She married Ernest Edward Timmins on May 10, 1947. They enjoyed 41 years together before he died on September 6, 1988.
She enjoyed all aspects of growing up on the farm, especially caring for the animals. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was involved in many areas, serving 59 years as financial secretary. Lola volunteered at Good Samaritan for many years.
Lola will be remembered by all who knew her for her kindness, caring and generosity.
Surviving are two nieces, Janice (Joe) Funkhouser of Ankeny and Sue Ann (Frank) Janoch of Alvin TX; two nephews, Don (Elly) Anderson of Algonquin, IL and Steve (Donna) Anderson of Sheridan, WY.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters twin sister, Lavina and Doris Anderson; three brothers, Charles, Lester and Harvey Johnson and two nephews, Chuck and Harvey Johnson.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with her nephew, Rev. Don Anderson and Rev. Jane Martinez officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins after 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
Published on August 25, 2017
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