Edith Timms (nee Knisely) of Glen Head, passed away on Aug. 31, 2009 after a brief bout with cancer. She was born in Kensington, PA, on Nov. 8, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Rosalie Knisely (nee Criss ) and the late Paul Knisely. Just after WWII, Edith ran a small restaurant in Washington D.C. along with her sister, the late Letha K. Laurie of Appomattox, VA. She also worked for the government in the medical records department. She later met and married the late Robert J. Timms. The young couple moved to Manhattan, KS and Chicago, IL, before moving to Syosset and then settling in Glen Head, were they lived for 55 years.
While raising her young family she frequently volunteered for A.H.R.C. She worked for many years at the Manhasset Junior High School Library. Mrs. Timms was a prolific artist who loved gardening and nature.
Mrs. Timms leaves behind her four children, Suzanne Hamilton (nee Timms) (Philip) of Scarborough, ME, Andrew J. Timms of Rocky Point, Barbara Nelson (nee Timms) (Steven) of Huntington Station, and John R. Timms of Lake Villa, IL. She also leaves behind three grandsons, Philip “Benny” Hamilton, Patrick J. Timms and Daniel A. Nelson.
Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service held at the funeral home. Interment V. A. National Cemetery, Calverton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY.