Eva Carolyn Trinkler

Carolyn trinkler obit

Eva Carolyn Trinkler, née Ware, 72, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at her home in Lenexa, KS. She was born September 3, 1948 in Waynesville, MO. to Chester and Margaret Ware. On July 4, 1969, Carolyn married Eugene Trinkler in Cuba, MO. 

The couple moved to Jefferson City, MO. area where their four children were born. Several years later they moved to Lenexa, KS. where they raised their children.

She enjoyed sewing, cooking, singing, drawing, photography, architecture, wrapping Christmas presents and passing out the largest treat bags on Halloween.

She cherished her children enough to chauffeur them to various events on occasion driving a hundred miles a day and endlessly adored her grandchildren. 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Chester Leon Ware. She is survived by her husband, Gene; children, Michele Renee Trinkler, Melissa Dawn (Christopher) Martinecz, Michael Eugene (Christine) Trinkler, Melanie Sue (Andrew) Waters; 8 grandchildren, Kyle Eugene, Christian Michael, Colby Bryant, Caitlyn Eva, Cayla Llewellyn, Savannah Dawn Jennifer, Noah Isaak, Levi Keenan; sister, Shirley (Kermit) Pennock.

She will be dearly missed by all her loved ones and all those who knew her.


Cremation was chosen and a private family dinner memorial service will be held at a later date.


  1. george Emmet trinkler on November 17, 2020 at 11:04 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Gene and family .

  2. Beverly Miller on November 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am her cousin Beverly (Foust) Miller. Prayers for your family during this tough time.

    • Eugene Trinkler on November 16, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you Beverly, I believe you are a RNP in Cuba, MO. that Margaret Ware told me about.

  3. Berniece Ware Quinton on November 13, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Just learned of Carolyn’s passing so sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories.

  4. Ernie & Connie Scherman on November 12, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Gene and the Trinkler family: We are very sorry for your loss. We are sure Carolyn will be greatly missed. Our sympathies and prayers.

  5. Lisa Roh on November 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Maria Lutes on November 12, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Love to you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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