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Elizabeth R. "Betty" Trine

Elizabeth R. "Betty" Trine

Elizabeth R. "Betty" Trine, age 93, of Quincy, died on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1:52 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1923 in Quincy, a daughter of Joseph & Clara (Middendorf) Kuhlman. She married Eugene F. "Gene" Trine on August 13, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clinton, IA. He survives. Betty and Gene just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at St. Francis Catholic Church on August 13, 2016.

Mrs. Trine attended St. Francis Grade School and was a 1941 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She was a member of the first Girl Scout troop in Quincy in 1935. She went on to be a Girl Scout, Brownie leader and Den Mother at both St. Francis and St. Dominic's Schools.

Prior to her marriage, Betty was a telephone operator with Illinois Bell Telephone Company. She left there in 1946 to devote her life to her new husband and family.

She was a former member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and currently a member of St. Francis. She was active at St. Dominic's with the Ladies of St. Dominic and the Ladies Quilting Group. Betty enjoyed crocheting and making kitchen towels for all occasions.

In addition to her husband, Gene, she is survived by three sons, Bob Trine and his wife Charlene of Naperville, IL, Bill Trine and his wife Barb of Springfield, IL and Jim Trine and his wife Joyce of Quincy; three daughters, Barb Neustadt of Naperville, IL, Sue Ostermiller and her husband Kevin and Connie Fielding, all of Quincy; fifteen grandchildren, Karen Trine Riendeau, (Mat) of Chicago, IL, Ryan (Joey) Trine of Aurora, IL, Nick Trine of Seattle, WA, Jenny and Emily Neustadt of Naperville, IL, Andrew (Sara) Trine and Sarah Trine, all of Springfield, Jessica Trine, Jacob Trine and Jackie (Jason) Buckner, all of Quincy, Kevin (Gayle) Ostermiller, of St. Louis, Matt Ostermiller and Mary Ostermiller, and Dakota Fielding, all of Quincy, Torrey Fielding of Chicago, IL; seven great-grandchildren, Amina, Hazel, Oskar, Audrey, Quincy, James Thomas and James William.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers Bob, Tom, Roger, Fran and Jack Kuhlman and sisters, Marian Sullivan and Elaine Bozarth, sons-in-law, Joe Neustadt and Mike Fielding; and grandchildren, Lisa Ostermiller and Joseph Trine.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Blessing Hospital and Hospice staff for their wonderful care.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church by Fr. Mo're Torres-Torres, O.F.M. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Catholic Church.

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From:
Jane Peterson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I was sad to hear of Aunt Betty's death and then began to smile thinking of her rebirth into a new life with her family and friends. What a celebration she is having with her parents and her siblings. My Mom and Aunt Betty were more than sisters. They were best friends that shared everything. They talked every day except Sunday and I will celebrate that they are together. Love you Aunt Betty. Blessings on Uncle Gene and family. May the angels carry her into paradise for the celebration of a life well lived.
From:
Paul Havermale
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am sure Betty is enjoying God's Peace in the Glory of Heaven. Prayers for you all!
From:
Richard & Fern Heitholt
Yorkville, Il, IL
Comments:
Dear Gene and family,
You were blessed with a wonderful wife and family. We were always lifted up to be in Betty's presence and are thankful for that we knew both of you. May God Bless you as you honor your long and meaningful years together. Best wishes.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bill, Sue and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Janet Olson
Portland, OR
Comments:
Dear Uncle Gene and cousins,
Just days ago I was filled with joy to see the pictures my siblings sent f rom the 70th celebration, now the very sad news to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. Because of the miles separating us,over the years my connections with your family were mostly through stories shared by Madeline, Norb, my siblings. What wonderful memories I have of visits on Spring Street and so many picnics! Betty cherished family.
She will live on through family.
I am there in spirit on Tuesday.
Love, Janet Trine Olson