Karen Ann Mearns Timer

Karen Ann Mearns Timer, 68, of Woodstock, VA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA.  Reverend Joan Wilson will officiate.  Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Friday at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m.

Mrs. Timer was born May 25, 1946 in Kingston, NY, daughter of the late Thomas C. Mearns Sr. and Naomi “Duffy” Cole Mearns.  She graduated from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing and worked as an RN at Albany Medical Center, Onondaga Hospital in Syracuse, NY, Kelly Assisted Living in Falls Church, VA and Arlington Primary Care.  She retired to Woodstock in 2003.  She was a former member of Emmaus United Church of Christ in Vienna, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the North Fork, P.O. Box 746, Woodstock, VA 22664.

Karen was a lifelong knitter and very active in the knitting community in Woodstock.  She enjoyed working out at Woodstock Rehab and Fitness, collecting stamps and postcards and an avid bird lover. She was known for having a green thumb raising Christmas Cacti and other plants.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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18 Condolences to Karen Ann Mearns Timer

  1. Jacqui Timer Hofmaster says:

    My sincere love to the family. Thinking of you Heather and Heidi. Losing a mom is so heart breaking. Much love to you all. ~Jacqui

  2. Pat Hogan Wick says:

    My heart breaks for you David, Heather and Heidi. Karen will be missed. I am so glad we were able to reconnect for these last few years. My prayers and love to you all.

  3. Christina Parham says:

    So sorry to hear this. She was a wonderful knitter and fun to be around. You will be greatly missed. Condolences to her family.

  4. Elizabeth McCarus says:

    Paul and I were so blessed by Karen’s friendship and her sunny face when she would come into the knitting shop and cafe – always bright and cheerful despite her health issues. She will be so greatly missed by her knitting friends. Our sympathy to you, Dave and the girls at this deep time of loss.

  5. Tom Mearns says:

    I will really miss Karen my sister and friend. my family wishes the best for Dave and the girls at this trying time.

  6. Aries says:

    May the family find comfort in knowing that you have been invited by our Creator, Jehovah God, to “throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 83:18) Take care and please accept my sincerest condolences. (www.jw.org)

  7. Kelly Cole says:

    David and Family, our deepest condolences at Karen’s passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know Mom and Dad were so happy that you both could share their 50th Anniversary with us in Fayetteville, and the many Cole family reunions. She will be missed. ~Kelly

  8. Greg Rahal says:

    “Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:
    ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ ”
    1 Corinthians 15:51-55
    May the good news of the resurrection and the hope of being reunited bring comfort during your time of grief.

  9. Chris Dame says:

    Our condolences to you David, Heather, and Heidi. Karen and I shared many cups of coffee back in Fairfax as neighbors. Heather and Heidi were so cute and little at that time. Our greatest memory is of our deceased
    daughter Jennifer who used to play Santa Claus to the Timer children when everyone was at church. We will
    treasure those memories of our families.

  10. Judy Mongold says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. I used to knit with Karen and she was a wonderful woman. I truly enjoyed her friendship. I will treasure all my memories. God bless all of her loved ones. Judy Mongold

  11. Patricia D Maxim says:

    I’m sorry I don’t know you and the girls David…but I definitely remember Karen…she was the cutest little blond haired girl…full of giggles…lover of animals..all around sweetheart. I have pictures of her then..if you would like I would be glad to send copies. I am sorry for your loss…her love will always be with you along with the memories….thank God for the memories.

  12. Joel Cole says:

    David, Heather & Heidi – I’m so sorry for your loss. Karen was a wonderful person who will be missed by all who knew her. Our family reunions won’t be the same. You’re in my thoughts.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Heather, we are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met your mom, she was truly a wonderful lady to have raised such a loyal, caring daughter. You all are in our thoughts at this time.
    The Im’s

  14. Martha Newland says:

    Karen always had positive influences on others. Will never forget her introducing the spaghetti squash that she had raised to me. When she came into Yarns For Ewe Shop it was like a ray of sunshine… I was blessed to talk with her several weeks ago in Walmart always upbeat. Thinking of you and your great loss.

  15. David Mearns says:

    My love and condolences to David, Heather and Heidi. My heart aches with yours for the loss of my only sister, but we were all blessed to have her in our lives. She will be with us, forever.

  16. Debbie Mearns says:

    My love and prayers to Dave, Heather and Heidi and Karen’s brothers; David and Tom. I was very proud to be able to have Karen as a “sister” through my marriage to David Mearns. She was a true, genuine person, always easily spreading smiles to others. I loved the love of nature she showed through her gardening and love for birds. Earth will be losing a beautifulerson but heaven is acquiring a true angel.

  17. Marsha Komandt says:

    For Karen and Dave’s and the girls’ former church in Vienna, VA, Emmaus United Church of Christ, I send you our deepest condolences. I learned about Karen’s passing by one of my former work colleagues who lives in Woodstock and she sent me the notice in the paper when she read that Karen was a former member of Emmaus, my friend knowing that was my church.
    Thinking of you all and what you brought to Emmaus back in the 1980′s and early 1990′s. Former church friends always in our memories. God bless.
    Marsha Komandt

  18. Carol Tsou says:

    Karen was a good friend from Emmaus UCC. We both were nurses. We talked happily after church.