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Bernadette "Bernie" Timberlake

August 18, 1948 — January 8, 2023


Bernadette "Bernie" Timberlake

Bernadette “Bernie” Timberlake, age 74, of Linn, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023, at her residence.


Bernie was born August 18, 1948, in Frankenstein, a daughter to the late William and Marie (Hausmann) Troesser.


She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Frankenstein and graduated from Fatima High School in 1966.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2012 from University of Phoenix at the age of 64.


She was united in marriage on August 9, 1972, to Frank Timberlake who preceded her in death on January 18, 2007. 


For many years, Bernie was employed with her husband’s family owed circus traveling the United States.  Later she was employed with the Missouri Department of Revenue and Interco in Jefferson City. 


Bernie never had children, but she loved spoiling her nieces and nephews.


Bernie is survived by an adopted granddaughter, Jessica Libbert of Jefferson City, three brothers, Stephen “Steve” Troesser and his wife Joyce of Linn, James “Jim” Troesser and Carol Woods of Eldorado Springs, and Gerald “Jerry” Troesser and his wife Janice of Bonnots Mill; along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family.


In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, William and Bernard Troesser: three sisters, Helen Strope, Josephine Nolte, and Leona Troesser.


A family service will be held at a later date.


Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Family of Bernie Timberlake.


Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

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