In Memory of

Florence Elizabeth Timmins

September 30, 1912 - January 29, 2010
Florence was born September 30, 1912 in LeMars, Iowa to William and Blanche (Rice) Cowan. She attended school in LeMars, Iowa, moved to Cherokee, Iowa, graduating from Wilson High School in1930. She later attended one year of business school in Ames, Iowa. On May 7, 1933 she married Harold Timmins in Ames, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1977. They moved to Cherokee, Iowa where Florence was busy raising her family. Florence was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, Cherokee Garden Club, and the Cherokee Country Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and flower arranging, and entertaining. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Nadolski, and Joseph Cohen, of Las Vegas, Nevada; 5 grandchildren, Michael Nadolski, and his wife, Lauren, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Susan Nadolski, and her husband, Patrick Maxwell, of Riverside, California; Stacy Wittrock, and her husband, Jerod, of Iowa City, Iowa; Patrice Noble, and her husband, Lance, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Ron Mortenson, of San Antonio, Texas; and 6 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Barb Timmins, of Cherokee, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 children (Robert Timmins, Mary Ann Timmins, David Timmins) 7 brothers and 1 sister.
Funeral services will be held Monday February 1, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Father Armand Bertrand
Paul Hundman Pat Hundman Jarod Wittrock Lance Noble Ronald Mortenson HONORARY BEARERS Dennis Timmins Penny Timmins Nordstrom Patrick Maxwell Claude Timmins
Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Sunday, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. A Rosery will be held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon and a prayer service will be held starting at 7:00 P.M. Sunday night also at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Mount Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry to read of the passing of my cousin, Florence. I knew her many, many years ago and she was a wonderful person. ”
- Kay Knight
Friday, February 5, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. Although we haven't met, all of us have experienced the loss of a loved one. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34;18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.”
- S D Ford
Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My mom (Linda Mundy Bryan) called me this evening to inform me about Great Aunt Florence's passing. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to visit with her in Sept 2008 and again in Sept 2009 when I made trips out to Iowa. She was a sweet and gentle lady and I will miss her dearly.

I have a few photos that we took during our visits with her and would be happy to share them. My deepest and heartfelt condolences.”
- Theresa Mitchell
Monday, February 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Florence was a wonderful, kind and loving mother-in-law and friend. I will miss her understanding, generosity and positive outlook. I wish I could be there with you to celebrate this amazing woman. Love and prayers to you all.
- Molly M. McCarthy
Monday, February 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Nancy, I am absolutely positive you were the best thing in your mom's life. From the time you were that darling, curly haired doll to the last moments of her life. You were the support that kept her going and brought most of her joy. I remember her as spirited, determined and a good friend to Bill and Iva. I am thanking her backwards for all the fun times I had at your house as a kid. I remember delirious, delicious play for which I am grateful. Sending you lots of love, Jean mc williams couch”
- jean mc williams couch
Monday, February 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Florence was my deceased husbands (Jerry Cowan) aunt. Enjoyed many good times with Florence. When Loretta would come to Cherokee we always came to visit. I did not realize she was 97 years old. I have kept in touch with Jack and Charlene Cowan every Christmas and they have kept me up to date. I have remarried, winter in Texas, and live in Hinton.
- Bev Cowan-Johnson
Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Nancy,
I am sorry for your loss and for our loss of Flossie Timmins. She was a source of joy and happiness for us kids when we visited your home in Cherokee all those years ago. I always liked and appreciated Flossie. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Jim Adamson
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Florence was a good friend to my Papa Sam. He thought the world of her. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be happy to see her though. ”
- Jamie Samsel
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Florence was a good friend to my Papa Sam. He thought the world of her. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be happy to see her though. ”
- Jamie Samsel
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