Archive for Tuesday, August 11, 1998


August 11, 1998


— Services for Frederick W. Trimble, 82, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meriden United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow.

Mr. Trimble died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

He was born Nov. 22, 1915, in Valley Falls, the son of Robert M. and Ruth E. Petitt Trimble.

Mr. Trimble was a 1933 graduate of Rock Creek High and had lived in Topeka since 1997, when he moved from Meriden. He was a rural mail carrier and substitute carrier before he retired in 1981. Previously, he had worked at W.A.L. Thompson Hardware in Topeka for 19 years. From 1973 to 1978 he was associated with Hunts Hardware and Roach Hardware, both of Topeka. He also was an insurance representative and mutual fund agent with Waddell and Reed, Topeka, for 10 years.

He was a member of Meriden United Methodist Church.

He married Mary A. Gibbs on Jan. 15, 1938. She died July 3, 1947. He married Elizabeth Beeler on Oct. 24, 1948, in Fort Scott. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Corbin, Kansas City, Mo., and Dean, Topeka; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Meriden United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn. or Meriden United Methodist Church, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa 66066.

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