Eleanor R. Timmins
- November 13, 1939 - February 25, 2013
- Washington, Iowa
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“I am so very sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. Growing up at the Sanders house with RenElla, I got to be around Eleanor and I remember how...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jan Vacha Caldwell - Surprise, AZ
“I love you Grandma! Have a good day! I'll miss you always!
2 of 14 | Posted by: Lilli - Crystal Lake, IL
“Sorry to hear the passing of your mom. I have fond memories of the "old Butternut days" in Maquoketa. My sympathy to all of you. Skip
3 of 14 | Posted by: George Pickup - Maquoketa, IA
“I worked with Ellie at Halcyon house, she was a very sweet person & good friendy
4 of 14 | Posted by: Joeleen Krause - Keota, IA
“I have had the good fortune of knowing Ellie as the co-grandmother of our beloved Rebecca Ann. I immediately connected with her as I found her to be...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Adis Michaeli Goldberger
“Patti, Kevin, Martha and Becky,
It seems like only yesterday that all of you lived on Butternut Street. What wonderful memories we have. We are so...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Ann Lindgren - Maquoketa, IA
“My sincerest condolences to the Timmins family for your loss. Her son Kevin is my brother-in-law, a good, kind man. Eleanor must have been a good...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Gil Michaeli - Houston, TX
“We love you grandma and we miss you!
8 of 14 | Posted by: Rebecca and Ava - IA - Grandma
“Pat & Family - Extending my deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss. Take care.
9 of 14 | Posted by: Toni Hunter - Washington, KS
“Skip called me this morning to let me know that Eleanor passed away. We have such fond memories of Butternut Street. May Eleanor and Shirley (my...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lori Pickup-Swanson - Galt, IA
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult stage of life.
11 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Walker Sieren - Keota, IA
““Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: The Cortina Family - Crystal Lake, IL
“I remember Eleanor because my mother(Catherine Mattes) had just moved into Halcyon House and lived upstairs. She was always so kind to mom and if...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Waters - Washington, IA
“Marty & family
We are so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We think of you often and hope to see you very soon. With deepest...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Scot & Stacey Lammers - Eaton, OH
Eleanor Rebecca Sanders Timmins, age 73, of Washington, Iowa, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at the M.L. McCreedy Home in Washington.
Celebration of life services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Washington with Rev. Jim Stiles officiating. Visitation begins 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Wednesday evening. Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Eleanor R. Timmins Nursing Scholarship for a Washington High School Senior. Online condolences may be sent for Eleanor's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Eleanor was born November 13, 1939, in Richmond, Virginia the daughter of Keith and Evelyn (Mauck) Sanders. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1958. She later earned her CNA license.
Eleanor worked as a nursing assistant and medication aide. She was employed at the Washington Care Center, the University of Iowa Hospitals and at the Halcyon House where she worked until her retirement. Eleanor was a dedicated health care professional and provided compassionate care to all she touched. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Washington, and was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter MX. She surrounded herself with family, and enjoyed traveling with her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
Eleanor is survived by daughter, Patricia Sinn and husband Greg of Washington, Iowa; son, Kevin Timmins and wife Karen Michaeli of Iowa City, Iowa; daughter, Rebecca Sisler and husband Michael of Crystal Lake, Illinois; and daughter, Martha Powers and husband Todd of Dysart, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Alexandria and Bryce Sinn, Rebecca Michaeli, Samuel and Lilli Sisler, Audrey, Henry, and Ava Powers; brother, Kenwood Sanders of Washington, Iowa; brother, Frank Sanders and wife Paula of Boise, Idaho; and sister, Ren Ella Crawford and partner Don Wonderlich of Ollie, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and mother- and father-in-law Harold and Jean Timmins.