O n August 26, 1980, Joe and Charmaine Knickerbocker sold their interest in Knickerbocker-Timmons Funeral Home to Larry and Sheila Timmons. The firm was renamed Timmons Funeral Home at that time. Larry and Sheila co-owned and operated the funeral home until Larry’s death on February 27, 1986, at the age of 43.
Sheila continues to solely own and operate Timmons Funeral Home, with the help of several family members and employees. On January 21, 1995, she married Ralph Holland and he joined the family and the family firm as a licensed funeral director. The funeral home retains the name Timmons Funeral Home, and Ralph has added Holland Monuments to the business.
Sheila’s daughter, Lorrie Timmons-Stewart, joined the family business in 1996. In 2006, Sheila's son-in-law, Tracy Kukovich began working full-time at the funeral home. Jordan Stewart, Lorrie's son and Sheila's grandson, joined the business in 2007 and completed his funeral director apprenticeship in January 2011, becoming fully licensed as a Kansas Funeral Director. Part-time help is often called upon from Sheila's daughter, Carrie Timmons-Kukovich and granddaughters, Cammie and Malorrie Kukovich, as well as Norman Reynolds and Pete Figgins. The funeral home remains family owned and operated, just as Ira Wilson intended when he began the business more than 105 years ago.