George Timmings

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George H. Timmings, 73, of Belleville, IL, born September 20, 1949, in Chicago, IL, died Monday, April 24, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

George worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years. He was on the swimming, basketball and football teams in high school. George was a member of the Swansea Moose Lodge and the dart team at the Moose. He loved poker and fantasy baseball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Betty J., nee Nitsche, Timmings; and a sister, Jeanne M. “GiGi” Harker; and a brother-in-law, Robert White.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary, nee White, Timmings;
a sister, Barbie J. Schumacher;
a sister-in-law, Kristina White;
a brother-in-law, Billy (Sheila) White;
two daughters, Jennifer (Dan) Bittner, and Heather (Selmir) Must;
four sons, Eric (Stephanie) Meadows, Michael S. VanElsen, Nathan Bush, and Jeremy Bush;
seven grandchildren, Nicholas Bittner, Jason Conklin, Jack Holmes, Connor Bennett, Alex Bennett, Annastasia Meadows, and Xena Meadows;
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews;
and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Cremation will follow the service.


11 Comments on George Timmings

Karen Ohara said : Guest Report May 04, 2023 at 3:35 PM

I'm sorry for your loss Mary. George was a very nice gentleman, I always saw him outside cutting his grass. He always said, "hi how are you doing today!" He will be sadly missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Elise Ettinger Gelman said : Guest Report May 03, 2023 at 3:44 PM

George was always kind, friendly, and he was a gentleman. I enjoyed his friendship during high school. Blessings sent to his family. My condolences.

  • Highland Park
  • IL
Theresa Huling said : Guest Report May 02, 2023 at 6:12 PM

Mary so sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Shelly Cohen said : Guest Report May 02, 2023 at 4:56 PM

May the memories of George be only a blessing to his family and friends…

  • Glenview
  • Ilinois
Mark Yohanna said : Guest Report May 02, 2023 at 12:18 AM

Was it 4th grade? Fifth grade? It was a long time ago. Condolences to his loved ones. Please, farewell George. Farewell. You are remembered.

  • Lincolnwood
  • Illinois
Gail Frost said : Guest Report May 01, 2023 at 9:47 PM

Heartfelt Sympathy to Mary and all of George's Family. Happily George and Mary attended one of Niles West's Class of 67's reunions. We will all miss you George!

  • IL
John E Nathan, DDS, MDS said : Guest Report May 01, 2023 at 3:07 PM

To the family of George Timmings It is with great sadness to learn of George’s passing. He was a classmate through high school and teammate in high school basketball. Knew he and his parents well and express my sincere condolences. George was a reserved and soft spoken person and talented athlete. I remember to this date that we wore 20 lb weight jackets through basketball practice as a strengthening drill only to learn George has taken the weights out and stuffed the pockets with cotton. We only regretted we hadn’t thought of doing the same. He had great sense of humor.

  • Indian Wells
  • CA 99210
Linda Levin Block said : Guest Report May 01, 2023 at 3:01 PM

Have known George since we were kids growing up in Lincolnwood and at Niles West High School. Hadn't seen him in years until a high school reunion, 3 years ago. All around great person, funny, kind, and caring. He will be missed. May his memory and good name always be a blessing. My deepest condolences to Mary and the entire family.

  • Buffalo Grove
  • IL
Jeffrey Schuman said : Guest Report May 01, 2023 at 2:59 PM

We walked to grade school together from 3rd grade thru 8th grade. Best of friends throughout high school. Miss you George.

  • Melville
  • New York
Bob Gottfred said : Guest Report May 01, 2023 at 2:43 PM

My condolences to all of George's family and friends. Went to grammar school, high school and were roommates at Arizona State University our freshman year of college before he transferred. A great, friendly guy. Great memories.

  • Chicago
  • Illinois
Bryant said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2023 at 11:22 AM

Sorry about your loss George was a good neighbor and person he will truly be missed

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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