ASHLAND, Ohio — Jean M. Timmons, 85, died Aug. 22, 2014, at the Brethren Care Village in Ashland.
Mrs. Timmons was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Chardon, Ohio, the only child to parents Floyd and Marie (Hurlebaus) Miller.
After graduating from Chardon High School, she spent two years at Hiram College before transferring to Ohio State, where she graduated in 1949. Shortly thereafter, on July 16, 1949, she married Sterling Timmons.
She was a tireless supporter of agriculture, dairy products and the Holstein cow. She was an accomplished writer and she put her skills to use writing a weekly column that appeared in the Meadow Mart for many years, as well as her regular column, The
Mistress Muses, that appeared in the Ohio Holstein News.
Mrs. Timmons served for many years as a 4-H adviser with clubs that included the Dairy Dolls, the Stitch Witches and the Sew-Sew Sewers.
In 2000, Jean and Sterling were inducted into the Geauga County Maple Syrup Hall of Fame.
In 1988, she was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to join a delegation of farm women to tour Eastern Bloc countries and meet with women in agriculture in Yugoslavia and Hungary.
She was a member of the Loudonville Presbyterian Church.
In 1997 she was recognized as an “Outstanding Woman in Ohio Agriculture.”
She is survived by her children, Dann Timmons of Garrettsville, Terry Timmons of Loudonville and Polly Fenton of Loudonville, as well as many grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sterling, who died in 2007, and her son, Tommy, who died in a farm accident in 1952.
She was buried alongside Sterling and Tommy in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Chagrin Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Heifer Foundation, 1 World Avenue, P.O. Box 727, Little Rock, AK 72203.