James E. Timmons, 80, of Burwell passed away on May 2, 2017, at his home south of Burwell.
Mr. Timmons’ wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Scotia United Methodist Church in Scotia, Nebraska. Reverend Toni Nolze will
officiate. Memorials are suggested to the Family. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
James Emery was born April 19, 1937, on the family farm northeast of Scotia to Oscar “Lee” and Ethel (Williams) Timmons. He was raised on the family farm and attended school at Glendale Country School and graduated from Scotia High School in 1954.
Following high school he worked at Baxter Feed Lot in Grand Island. On June 5, 1955, he was united in marriage to Sharon Sweet. To this union three children were born, Steve, Kent and Sharolyn. Jim farmed and ranched five miles east of Scotia.
On April 4, 1975, he married Terri Kriewald. The couple had two children, David and Krista. They lived in various places in Nebraska. Jim spent 20 years in the Springdale area of Valley County. For the
last three years he has made his home south of Burwell.
Jim farmed, ranched and was a cowboy all his life. He loved horses and horse sales. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and collecting guns. Jim enjoyed people and visiting. He read the bible daily,
enjoyed going to church and was recently attending the Burwell Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Steve and Cheryl Timmons of Wood River, Kent and Lisa Timmons of Wellfleet, Sharolyn Rasmussen of Albion, David Timmons of New Mexico and Krista and Ron Carlson of Ashland; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Graff of Greeley and JoAnne Meinke of Grand Island.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Marvin and Darrell Timmons.