Carol A. Trine

March 6, 1943 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 78)


Carol Ann Trine, formerly of Peoria, IL passed away peacefully at Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL on May 13, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late John L. Trine who died December 21, 2020.  Born in Waco, TX on March 6, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Ted C. and Esther A. (Williamson) Ridgway of Peoria, IL.

Carol grew up in Peoria Heights and was a student in the first class to graduate from Richwoods High School in 1961.  She married her childhood sweetheart in 1961 and they were married for 59 years.  A caring mother and homemaker, Carol was an excellent cook. She loved to read, was an avid crossword player and enjoyed watching the food and cooking channels.  A true animal lover, Carol adopted many pets over her lifetime and spent all her life loving them.  Besides her husband and parents, Carol was predeceased by a daughter, Tracey L. Griffin.

Carol is survived by her children:  Rae L. Trine, of Montgomery, IL;  Molly A. Trine, of Peoria, IL;  Jon C. Trine (Mary) of Creve Coeur, IL;  her siblings, Peggy L. Schoenheider (John), of Dunlap, IL and Ted C. Ridgway Jr.(Malia), of Galena, IL;  7 grandchildren, Jacob Trine (Ashleigh), Amanda Hand (Jim), Zachary Rohman, Christian Griffin, Kayla Rohman, J.C. Trine, and Kassidy Griffin; 5 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be directed to any local non-kill animal shelter of your choice. To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit


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