Stephen Tims 1956-2020

Stephen Tims 1956-2020

Stephen Wayne Tims, 63, of Circleville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.

He was born March 14, 1956, in Ft. Benning, Ga., the son of Herman and Marjorie Viola (Edman) Tims. 

Stephen graduated from Centralia High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; during his time in the Navy, he earned his associate degree. Stephen retired from the U.S. Navy in 1996. He also worked for many years as a sergeant at the Jackson County Jail. 

Stephen married Brenda Kay Bottom on June 28, 1980, in Circleville. They celebrated more than 39 years of marriage. 

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Tims, of the home; a daughter, Dawn Tims of Lincoln, Neb.; three sons, Daniel Tims (fiancé Megan) of Topeka, Nathan Tims of Circleville and David Tims (Mona) of Soldier; a sister, Janet Scott (John) of Centralia; two brothers, Tommy Tims (Dale) of Bogalusa, La., and LeRoy Tims of Seneca; and eight grandchildren, Devin, Sophie, Elora, Alaina, Triniti, Brennan, Rubie and Emilee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Marjorie Tims; a sister, Betty Scott; and a brother, Quentin Tims.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time.

Memorials may be given to the Circleville Recreation Club, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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