Eugene Eliot Timmons
May 9, 1936 ~ November 29, 2022
Gene grew up in Glendale, California where he played sports, took piano lessons, traveled to national parks on camping adventures with his family. Much of his life and activities centered around the family participation in church. He cherished the summers they spent at the family cabin in Idylwild.
He graduated from Pomona College, then choosing to pursue education at Fuller Seminary and receiving his Master of Divinity from San Anselmo Seminary upon becoming an ordained Presbyterian minister. He served his first church in Los Altos, California. He added to his training in Pastoral counseling at the Menniger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas where he served on the staff for 2 years after completing his training.
Coming to Kansas City he joined the staff of Heartland Presbytery. While serving on the staff he created Clergy Career Support Services. He retired in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Penelope Timmons; by his children: Julie Meenahan (Mike); Jim Timmons; and his grandchildren Skylar Timmons; Bryce Meenahan; Luke Meenahan as well as his stepchildren: Stephen, Meredith, Jeffrey and his step grandchildren Henry and Ezra.
Gene enjoyed ALL kinds of projects from building furniture, remodeling houses, restoring cars, to owning a farm where he had his own lumber business.
Gene was happy to help anyone and everyone by sharing his manual labor skill, his counseling skills and with pastoral care.
He was competitive in practically everything he did from club tennis, league golf to card games of all kinds, to senior softball.
As one of his close friends said in summarizing him “Here is Gene Timmons a swell guy, everyone said so.”
And so he was!
A Celebration of Life of Gene’s life will be held at a later date. Memories of Gene and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
Memorial contributions are suggested to
Cystic Fibrosis Association
Heart of America Chapter
2405 Grand Blvd. Suite 520
Kansas City, MO 64108