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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mrs. Marjorie C. Trimmell, 94, of Independence, died Sunday afternoon at Windsor Place in Independence.

Marjorie Cora Trimmell was born Aug. 2, 1915 at Cherryvale, Kan., the daughter of Herman C. Pittenger and Frances (Rottemnan) Pittenger.

Mrs. Trimmell attended Cherryvale, Kan., schools and graduated from Pittsburg State University.

On May 25, 1941 at Arma, Kan., she was united in marriage to Sidney E. Trimmell. Mr. Trimmell preceded his wife in death on Dec. 31, 2003.

Marjorie taught school for 19 years in the Coffeyville, Howard, Fredonia and Uniontown school districts.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Independence.

Survivors include: a son, Dr. Lawrence L. (Judy) Trimmell of Hutchinson, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Sidna) Small of Neodesha; six grandchildren: Rusty (Debbie) Small, Randy (Nicole) Small, Dr. Justin (Lisa) Trimmell, Dr. Matt (Kate) Meschke, Jill (Greg) Donahoe; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sue Shenk of Independence.

Mrs. Trimmell is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Harold Pittenger, Maynard Pittenger, and four sisters; Glayda Hill, Aileen McCarter, Virginia Leonard, Rachel Nelson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Penwell-Gabel Webb & Rodrick Chapel, with Pastor Steve Butler of the Community Christian Church of Independence, officiating.

Interment will be at the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The family has suggested memorial remembrances to the American Heart Association and remembrances will be received at the funeral home.