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Full Text of SR0324  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Diann Marie Bennett of Petersburg, who
4passed away on March 5, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Diann Bennett was born to George S. and Marian E.
6Davis in Bennington, Kansas on December 7, 1928; she graduated
7from Wamego High School and Kansas State College in Manhattan,
8Kansas with high honors; and
9    WHEREAS, Diann Bennett taught high school mathematics
10prior to moving to Illinois and raising her family; and
11    WHEREAS, As her children began to graduate, Diann Bennett
12returned to school in her 50s, attending Lincoln Land
13Community College; with her new computer skills, she set up
14accounting systems as the office bookkeeper for R&H Home
15Supply; she finally retired at age 91; and
16    WHEREAS, Diann Bennett was a member of the Petersburg
17United Methodist Church and served in numerous local
18organizations, including the Daughters of the American
19Revolution (DAR), the Petersburg Town and County Women's Club,
20Cub Scouts, Brownies, New Salem Shooting Stars, and United
21Methodist Women; and



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1    WHEREAS, Throughout her life, Diann Bennett enjoyed having
2visitors, playing cards, growing and arranging flowers,
3swimming, reading, raising cats, tutoring, and visiting her
4family near and far; and
5    WHEREAS, Diann Bennett was known for her positive energy,
6giving heart, humor, and sense of adventure; she will be
7missed for her unconditional love, ready laugh, sage advice,
8listening ear, love of life, and sweet smile; and
9    WHEREAS, Diann Bennett was preceded in death by her
10parents; her sister, Alice Hartig; her cousin, James Chaffee;
11and her son, Stuart Bennett; and
12    WHEREAS, Diann Bennett is survived by her children, Liane
13(Greg) Hammer, Harold (Gaylene) Bennett, Susan (Dayton) Wilde,
14and Karen (David) Higginbotham; her grandchildren, Tavelle
15(Shirley) Hammer, Shalika Hart, Zein Hammer, Erin (Danny)
16Bennett, Elliot Bennett, Sami (Dominick) Quinn, Benjamin
17(Jordan) Wilde, Martha Wilde, Caitlyn Higginbotham, and Joseph
18Higginbotham; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
19nephews; therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1Diann Marie Bennett and extend our sincere condolences to her
2family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Diann Bennett as an expression of
6our deepest sympathy.