Cover photo for Marjorie Ann Kinkel's Obituary
Marjorie Ann Kinkel Profile Photo
1934 Marjorie 2022

Marjorie Ann Kinkel

November 3, 1934 — February 28, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee

Marjorie Ann Kinkel (Margie), age 87 passed away Monday, February 28 in Nashville Tennessee, in a peaceful hospice setting.  She was a 4 foot 11 inches tall, 98-pound mother of six, known by all to be a gifted storyteller with a significant wit.  Her published book “Tales and Trails of a Girl With Squirrels” is now formally available through the Library of Congress.

Margie lived an extraordinary life as a ballet dancer, exceptional tennis player, backpacker, river runner, mountain climber and rescuer of abandoned baby birds.  Her gifts included creating exquisite hand-stitched quilts, woven baskets in the fashion of the 1800’s, and the nearly lost art of Pysanky—decorated eggs with brilliant colors in tiny, detailed designs.  As a young person, she earned state champion honors in flute and piccolo, was a self-taught gymnast and artist, and played the piano for family gatherings and singing events.

She always had a smile, cared deeply for her church, and could give you a song for just about any phrase you could come up with.  Married to Donald Kinkel for 69 years, she truly loved her family.  Even when Parkinson’s Disease robbed her of her ability to do many things, she was always there helping as best she could.  Her husband Donald, her 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren will miss her deeply.  That we should all give back to the world as she did, is our greatest challenge.  She will be joyfully remembered by her family and her many friends.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Robert Gustin, her sister Sandy Schleicher and her daughter Wendy Kinkel.  She is survived by her daughters Dr. Deborah Torgersen-Paul (Donald) and Vickie Roberts (Jeff), son Bryan Kinkel (Lisa) all of Nashville, her son Dr. Douglas Kinkel (Debbie) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and her son Gregory Kinkel (Brenda) of Conifer, Colorado.  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 to 3:00 pm, March 11, 2022 at the Pavilion, Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN, 37221.  If you prefer a donation in lieu of flowers, please consider one of two organizations, links listed below.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marjorie Ann Kinkel, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Gathering

Friday, March 11, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 41

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree