Mary Margaret Trimpe


Mary Margaret Trimpe, 89, of Seymour, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Born March 15, 1925, in Covington, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Walter and Mary Ehalt Rentschler. Her father and stepmother, Edna, raised her.

She graduated from high school in Dayton, Kentucky, with the class of 1943. On Dec. 11, 1948, in Dayton, she married Clarence W. Trimpe. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2014.

Margaret was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She loved reading, discussing God’s word in Bible studies and was active with Ladies Aid 3. She volunteered with the Cub Scouts, 4-H and many other activities. Margaret worked at home most of her life raising her family and managing the books for her husband’s business, C. Trimpe Original Hard Surface Bars. Anyone who visited their home would sit in the kitchen while she baked cookies, pumpkin pies and peanut brittle, which she gave away to family, friends and neighbors. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. Margaret had a strong Christian faith and raised her family to have that same faith. She loved to go to farm machinery shows and sell her handmade baskets. When she and Clarence would travel, they enjoyed their time away, but never as much as their time at home with family. She loved the farm almost as much as Clarence did.

Survivors include her six children, Beverly (Tom) Rust of Columbus, Dorothy (Dan) Schepman of Crothersville, Ralph (Susan) Trimpe of Seymour, Roger (Susie) Trimpe of North Vernon, Donald (Tami) Trimpe of North Vernon, and Robert (Kim) Trimpe of Noblesville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin Walter “Buddy” Rentschler and William Anthony “Bill” Sherman; and two sisters, Charleen Sherman Warner and Carol Sherman Hudson.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, the Rev. Philip Bloch, the Rev. Jimmy Rodriguez and Vicar Mark Huff officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274, to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran School, Zion Lutheran School or Trinity Lutheran High School.

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