Joan S. Timmins
Joan S. Timmins, 72, formerly of Flourtown, died at her home in Lafayette Hill of ovarian cancer on Oct. 19, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Frances C. Timmins of Allentown, Pa.
Born in Frackville, Pa., on Jan. 21, 1940, Joan later moved to Forty Fort and then to Allentown, where she graduated from Central Catholic High School. She graduated with a B.A. from Temple University and worked with Dr. David Rubenstein, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Temple Medical School, in the publication of articles in several medical journals. Joan later completed her master’s degree in counseling at Chestnut Hill College and practiced as a Family Therapist.
Joan was also a collector of toys and owned the Mostly Dolls and Toys store in Flourtown, dealing in collectibles and antiques. She ZDV D ZHOO-NQRZQ fiJXUH LQ the antique dolls and toys circle, and an active member of the Yesteryear Doll Club, which she served as club president. Joan’s creativity also found an outlet in her hobbies of drawing, painting, reading and writing. Her book collection was both large and eclectic.
Joan was predeceased by her parents and will be dearly missed by her sister, Fredericka Tate; brother James and Janet Timmins; brother Gerard and Karen Tate; sister Margaret and William Emmerich; and sister Mary and David wavilla. She was a favorite aunt to nephew Joel and nieces Stacey, Samantha, Kathleen, Meghan, Tara and Rebecca, for whom her stories and shared activities were always a treat as well as instructive. She is also survived by ten great nephews and nieces.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 27, 2012, at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Flourtown, where friends may call at 9 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Institutional, Advancement, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111, or Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222.