Joan S. Timmins
goan S. Timmins, TO, forJ merly of Flourtown, died at her home in Lafayette Hill of ovarian cancer on Oct. 19, O01O. She was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Frances C. Timmins of AllenJ town, Pa.
Born in Frackville, Pa., on gan. O1, 1940, goan latJ er moved to Forty Fort and then to Allentown, where she graduated from CenJ tral Catholic High School. She graduated with a B.A. from Temple University and worked with Dr. DaJ vid oubenstein, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Temple Medical School, in the publication of arJ ticles in several medical journals. goan later comJ pleted her master’s degree in counseling at Chestnut Hill College and practiced as a Family Therapist.
goan was also a collecJ tor of toys and owned the Mostly Dolls and Toys store in Flourtown, dealJ ing in collectibles and antiques. She was a wellJ known figure in the anJ tique dolls and toys circle, and an active member of the vesteryear Doll Club, which she served as club president. goan’s creativJ ity also found an outlet in her hobbies of drawJ ing, painting, reading and writing. Her book collecJ tion was both large and eclectic.
goan was predeceased by her parents and will be dearly missed by her sister, Fredericka Tate; brother games and gaJ net Timmins; brother derard and haren Tate; sister Margaret and tilJ liam Emmerich; and sisJ ter Mary and David waJ villa. She was a favorite aunt to nephew goel and nieces Stacey, Samantha, hathleen, Meghan, Tara and oebecca, for whom her stories and shared activities were always a treat as well as instrucJ tive. She is also survived by ten great nephews and nieces.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. SatJ urday Oct. OT, O01O, at St. denevieve CathoJ lic Church, Flourtown, where friends may call at 9 a.m. Memorial doJ nations may be made to Fox Chase Cancer CenJ ter, Institutional, AdJ vancement, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111, or Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box OOO, Conshohocken, PA 194O8J0OOO.