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Ivanlee Timm, 93, of Marion, passed Dec. 1, 2017, at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.
Ivanlee was born Feb. 18, 1924, on the family farm in Woodbine, Kansas, where was raised. His parents were Gilbert and Gertrude Timm. He attended Liberty Center country school and Woodbine High School where he graduated in 1943.
Ivanlee served in WWII in the Army infantry and served 18 months in Germany. After the war was over, he returned to the farm to help his father.
In 1948, he married Florabelle Wylie. They later moved to Herington, Kansas, where he worked at the Herington air base for eight years; for Rock Island Railroad for four years; and served as a police officer for seven years. The couple had two daughters, Patricia Jean and Rosemary Kay.
The couple moved to Rogers, Arkansas, where Florabelle passed in 1978. Six years later, in 1984, Ivanlee married Mabel Doris in Arkansas. They were married four years when she passed.
Ivanlee worked at a Walmart warehouse until he retired in 1986. He then returned to Herington. Two years later he met Mary Ann Avery and they were married Nov. 1, 1990, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, where Ivanlee was an active and involved member in many activities. Ivanlee also was a member of V.F.W. and very active with Marion Senior Center.
Ivanlee was preceded in death by his parents; sister Ardell, and an infant sister.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of the home; daughters Patti Busey and husband, Gary, of Marion and Rosemary Hailey and husband, Charles, of Bucklin; stepson Barry Avery and wife, Marlene, of El Dorado; brothers Delbert Timm of Wichita and Lester Timm of Salina; sister Lois Ekren of Denver; three grandsons, Chad and Aaron Hailey and Tim Busey; two granddaughters, Angie Busey and Caroline Stark; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Ivanlee left an imprint on the community that will never be forgotten and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Ivanlee’s name can be made to St. Luke Living Center and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion KS 66861. Online condolences at www.zeinerfuneralhomes.com. Services by Zeiner Funeral Home – Marion. (620) 382-2112.
Last modified Dec. 6, 2017