October 13, 1936 – October 31st, 2018
Mardel Lauretta (Johnson) Timmons, 82, of Lincoln, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Born October 13, 1936 to Lynn and Bernice Johnson in Jarbalo, Kansas. Mardel was a devoted stay at home mom who was very involved in her children’s activities. She was an outstanding Campfire Girls leader, PTA president, Booster Club president and attended all her children’s many athletic events. Mardel was a remarkable pastor’s wife, willingly following her husband to pastorships in Clearwater KS., Beatrice and North Platte where she taught many Sunday School classes, Bible studies and hosted Women’s Fellowships throughout the years. She was a dedicated volunteer at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln for 8 years. She attended Phillips University where she received her BFA.
Mardel first met her husband, Garry Timmons in 5th grade Sunday School. They were united in marriage on August 25th, 1957 and enjoyed 61 wonderful years of marriage.
Mardel was preceded in death by her son-in-law; Kenneth M. Clark, her brother Garold and her parents. She is survived by her husband, Garry Timmons of Lincoln, sons Kyle (Amy) Timmons of Gilbert AZ, Noel (Sue) Timmons of Lincoln, Chan (Jenny ) Timmons of Littleton CO; daughter Lennea (Jay) Truesdell of Bremen OH ; 11 grandchildren, Jake, Haley, Sydney, Samantha, Nick, Lauren, Taylor, Zane, Bailey, Carson and Mia; sisters Mona Poteet and Velda Boelts and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Celebration of Life was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3rd in the chapel at Plymouth Congregational Church, 20th and “D” St., Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Legacy Employee Appreciation Fund, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Trails System and the Lincoln Friendship Home. Cremation arrangements have been made with private burial at a later date.