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Full Text of SR0184  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Janet Kaye Miller of Williamsville,
4who passed away on April 5, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Janet Miller was born on September 1, 1944, and
6she grew up on a farm in Brown County; she attended Gem City
7Business College in Quincy; and
8    WHEREAS, Janet Miller then moved to Springfield and worked
9as a secretary for the State of Illinois; during this time, she
10met Lee Miller, and they married in 1964; they built a life
11together in Williamsville, where she worked at home, raised
12their two daughters, and participated in community activities,
13including belonging to the Beta Sigma Phi sorority,
14participating in Home Extension, and supporting bible school
15at the Williamsville United Methodist Church; and
16    WHEREAS, As her children got older, Janet Miller reentered
17the workforce as a secretary at Horace Mann Insurance; she
18then returned to school, studying at Lincoln Land Community
19College (LLCC) before graduating from the University of
20Illinois; upon graduation, she returned to LLCC as an English
21teacher, where she worked until her retirement; and



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1    WHEREAS, Janet Miller and her husband, Lee, enjoyed
2attending weekly bridge club with dear friends and
3entertaining regularly at home, which gave her the opportunity
4to make food and snacks that were 1970s favorites; her cooking
5was not solely reserved for special occasions, however, and
6she was known for her potato salad, chili, apple salad,
7dishpan cookies, "fall-apart" roast beef, and more; and
8    WHEREAS, Janet Miller was an avid seamstress, making many
9clothes for herself and her daughters, and she dearly loved
10tending her flower gardens; she enjoyed traveling and
11experienced many travel adventures, including going on trips
12all around the U.S., taking annual family fishing trips to
13Canada, completing an educational tour of England, celebrating
14her 60th birthday in Nova Scotia, and visiting France; above
15all, she loved being home with a cat on her lap, a dog by her
16side, and a book in her hand; and
17    WHEREAS, Janet Miller was a loving wife to her husband, a
18nurturing mother to her daughters, an honorary mother to many,
19and a good friend; she will be remembered for being sweet,
20kindhearted, and compassionate; and
21    WHEREAS, Janet Miller was preceded in death by her
22parents, Wilma and Cordell Logsdon; and



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1    WHEREAS, Janet Miller is survived by her husband, Lee; her
2daughters, Tera and Jill (longtime partner, Geoffrey); her
3brother, David (Judy); her sister-in-law, Judy (Glenn); her
4brother-in-law, Keith (Libby); her sister-in-law, Edith; her
5uncles, Carl and Orlando; her many cousins, nieces, and
6nephews; and a host of longtime friends; therefore, be it
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
9Janet Kaye Miller and extend our sincere condolences to her
10family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
12    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13presented to the family of Janet Miller as an expression of our
14deepest sympathy.