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Trimmer, James E.

Trimmer, James E.

September 7, 1931 — January 9, 2022

James E. Trimmer, 90, of Kansas City, MO passed away on January 9th, 2022 to go to his Heavenly home. James was born September 7, 1931 to Berkley and Lorean (Madison) Trimmer in Sweet Hall, Virginia and was the sixth of eight siblings. He graduated from West Point High School in West Point, VA and enlisted in the US Navy in 1949 then married Earline (Walker) Penfold in 1951 and together they had five children. In the Navy, Jim served on the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge during the Korean War. Jim founded Precise Forms Inc. in 1967 and retired in 1995. He continued to stay active as a board member to several companies and served as a deacon for Red Bridge Baptist Church and an elder for South K.C. Baptist Church. Jim and Earline loved to travel together with friends and spent their summers in Story, Wyoming and winters on Mustang Island in Port Aransas, Texas where Jim was able to enjoy both trout and deep-sea fishing.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, 2 brothers, and his eldest son, Mike.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Earline; and children, Lindy and Jim Carty, Doug and Debbie Trimmer, Cheri and David Wilkes and Craig and Ruth Trimmer; a sister, Ellen Borinski; 14 Grandchildren; Jeff and Harini Trimmer, Heidi West, Jared and Pam Carty, Brett and Mary Carty, Christy and Stefan Polfliet, Amanda and Matthew Gordon, Ryan and Megan Griffey, Samantha Trimmer, Derek and Lisa Wilkes, Brad and Jackie Wilkes, Cara and Ben Bell, Hailey Trimmer, Levi Trimmer and Katelin Trimmer; 8 Great Grandchildren with 2 more expected soon; and many nephews and nieces.

Due to Covid, the immediate Service will be for family only, but they will hold a Celebration of Jim’s Life at a later and safer date.

In lieu of flowers the family recommends donations to Brookdale Hospice 5401 College Blvd #112 Overland Park, KS 66211

Service Information

Due to Covid, the immediate Service will be for family only, but they will hold a Celebration of Jim’s Life at a later and safer date.

In lieu of flowers the family recommends donations to Brookdale Hospice 5401 College Blvd #112 Overland Park, KS 66211

Trimmer, James E.'s Guestbook

Our love and prayers to Mrs. Trimmer and the entire family. The Trimmers have been wonderful neighbors and valuable and respected friends to all of us at the Aransas Princess for many years. Their kindness and participation in our lives will forever be cherished.

David and Sarie Garrett Overland Park and Port Aransas

Our thoughts and prayers have been with all of you this week, Earlene & family. Additionally, so many wonderful memories of the times we have shared. Our friendship spans so many years, it is impossible to recount how much we treasure those. We remember the good times and the times when we held each other in life’s storm. May the love of God shown by those who surround you be a constant comfort and reminder of Jim’s life well lived. Sending our love, Betty & Jim Gember

Betty Gember

May you find comfort in your happy memories. Please know we are so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers. You have been wonderful neighbors.

Toby, Mary, Doug and Jim Giese

We would like to express our sincere sympathies for the family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Keith and Vickie Wright

Lindy and family, my sincere sympathies to you all. Losing a parent is difficult but they have given a terrific legacy of love, knowledge, and memories to carry you forward. Rest in the peace of your Dad's eternity. God bless, Connie Long Greeley, CO

Connie Long

My very deepest thoughts and prayers for Earline and the entire family. Jim was not only a friend, business associate, but most importantly a spiritual mentor to me. He shared his wisdom and experience with me for many years. He showed me how to trust in the Lord God in all things and to not try to go it alone but trust in the sovereignty of God, being an instrument in this world for God's purpose and glory. I will miss him greatly but celebrate that he is now in his heavenly home.

Curtis L. Morrison and Family

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