Selia "Miep" Timmer
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory
1047 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC
Selia "Miep" Timmer

Gaffney - Selia "Miep" Willemina Rijken Timmer, 89, of 193 Sarratt Creek Road, formerly of Mayo, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Spartanburg Medical Center-Mary Black Campus.

Born in Wageningen, Netherlands, she was the widow of the late Geurt Timmer and daughter of the late Johannes Rijken and Willemina Cornelia Van der Brink Rijken. She retired from Hamricks and a homemaker and was a member of Chesnee United Methodist Church. She loved her family, sewing, knitting, gardening and flowers.

Surviving are two daughters, Maryka Timmer Henderson (Sammy "Jack") and Joann Timmer Long, both of Gaffney; a brother, Johannes Rijken, Jr. of Renkum, Netherlands; a sister, Reinie Regeer of Arnhem, Netherlands; five grandchildren, Sammy Roy Henderson, Jr., Jackie Henderson Soules (Keith), Ernest Henderson, Bradford Porter and Christina Long Iluzada (Evan); six great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elsa Porter and a son, Anthony Geurt Timmer.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Chuck Hyatt officiating. Interment will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, SC 29342.

The family will be at the home of Keith and Jackie Soules, 216 Green Park Drive, Gaffney, SC 29341.

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Published by Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8, 2021.
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