Obituary Notice: Kathy Leigh Timko

Kathy Leigh Timko. (Photo provided by the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home)

Kathy Leigh Timko, 59, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt died on May 12, 2010 at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1951 in Greensburg and lived most of her life in Clearfield.

She was a 1969 Clearfield High School graduate and a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Early Education.  Kathy was a dog lover, particularly fond of miniature dachshunds.  She liked nothing better than spending time with her grandchildren. She took great pride in her work over the years and her purpose was to teach and help young people who often had special needs.  Her caring nature and compassionate soul allowed her to help many.  During a 30 year career, Kathy worked for Head Start, Clearfield Area School District and Cen-Clear Child Services.

She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Clearfield.

She is survived by her mother, Ann B. (Darr) Carlson of Clearfield, her husband, Ronald J. Timko of Clearfield whom she married Aug. 12, 1982 in Clearfield,

Two sons:

        Ryan M. Lee and wife Jennifer Lee                                                  Charlotte, NC

        Timothy P. Lee                                                                                          Clearfield

A step-son:

        Ben J. Timko and wife Dana                                                                 Clearfield

Six grandchildren:

         Jacob and Adelyn Lee                                                                           Charlotte, NC

        Alex Lee                                                                                                       Pittsburgh

        Noah and Kaleb Lee                                                                                Curwensville

        Milano Timko                                                                                             Clearfield

 Three sisters and a brother:

        Debbie Freeman and husband Bob                                                  Clearfield

        Patty Keen and husband Rusty                                                          DuBois

        Scott Carlson and wife Beth                                                                Delmont

        Karen McKenzie and husband Mike                                                Clearfield

And numerous nieces and nephews.

She will always be remembered and will be dearly missed by family, especially her subtle laugh and generous spirit.

She was preceded in death by her father Edward W. Carlson, her first husband George B. Lee, father of Ryan and Tim and a nephew Jeff Keen.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Clearfield on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Duane A. White officiating.  Interment will follow in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.

Friends will be received at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 1-2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second Street, Clearfield.

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