On June 16, 2018, the Village of Barnesville lost Agnes Timmons, a long-time resident, teacher, coach, and community servant. She passed away in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her two daughters by her side.

Agnes or Mrs. T, as she was affectionately known, graduated from Denison University and became employed at Barnesville High School where she was a much-loved and highly respected physical education teacher and coach until her retirement in 1991. She coached dozens of Barnesville Shamrock girls’ volleyball, basketball, softball, and track teams to winning seasons. In addition, she co-coached Ohio University Belmont volleyball teams. In 2005, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference inducted Coach Timmons into their Hall of Fame in recognition of her pioneering efforts to establish girls’ athletic teams and competitive sports in the region over 50 years ago.

In addition to her professional contributions, she also delivered Meals on Wheels; volunteered at Barnesville Hospital; sang in the Community Choir; taught Sunday School; served as a trustee, deacon, and choir member at the First Presbyterian Church; and entertained at area nursing homes and senior centers.

As a tribute to her legacy, the Barnesville Area Education Foundation has established a fund for the purpose of erecting a memorial gazebo for the students and community to enjoy on the grounds of Barnesville High School where she taught and coached.

Contributions to the Agnes Timmons Memorial Gazebo Project may be made to the Barnesville Area Education Foundation; P.O. Box 1; Barnesville, OH 43713. For information, call 740-425-3001.