Karyn Ann Lindenberger


Our beloved Mom and Gandy, Karyn Ann Lindenberger, age 72, passed away on February 12, 2021 from a hard-fought battle with heart and lung disease. Karyn was born September 17, 1948 to Therese and John Kinem in Erie, Pennsylvania where she spent her childhood. She graduated from Strong Vincent High School. After marrying Thomas Joseph Lindenberger, they moved to Colorado and then Kansas to raise their three children, Kari Anne Lindenberger of Tempe, Arizona, Laura Therese (David) Provost of Olathe, Kansas, and Mark Thomas Lindenberger of Overland Park, Kansas. She leaves behind her mother, Therese Kinem of Erie, Pennsylvania, and two brothers, Gary Kinem of Overland Park, Kansas and Mark (Debbie) Kinem of Jamestown, New York.

Karyn was the best of mothers, devoting her life to raising her children. She was kind and loving and supportive, and her warmth extended to her six grandchildren. After her children were grown, Karyn worked as a legal secretary. Karyn will be remembered for living life through the simple pleasures: having her family for dinner, diving into a good book, and baking Christmas cookies with the grandchildren.


Karyn chose not to have a funeral or headstone. Instead, her children and grandchildren will gather to spread her ashes to remember her warmth and her spirit.

Memorial Contributions

If desired, a donation in Karyn’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of Karyn’s favorite charities, would be most appreciated.


  1. Deb McMahon on July 22, 2021 at 6:31 am

    Karyn Kinem was one of the pretty girls at SVHS and a fun friend of mine all through those years and a beautiful bridesmaid at my wedding. I think of you often Karyn and your spirit lives on! Love, Debbie Carnes

  2. Todd Scalise on February 17, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Dear Uncle Tom, Mark, Laura, and Kari Anne,

    You are in my thoughts. I will never forget Aunt Karyn’s laugh.

    Love, Todd

    • Laura Provost on February 22, 2021 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you Todd. That means a lot to all of us during this difficult time.

  3. Jill Kushner on February 16, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Dear Laura (and family),

    Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman who knew what was important in life – simplicity and the love of family. I know you will treasure many memories of her, and I wish you and your family the best during this challenging time.

    Warm thoughts to you all.

    • Laura Provost on February 22, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you Jill. Your kind words mean a lot during this hard time.

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