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Full Text of SR0379  97th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Joyce David "Squeak" Bailie of Herrin,
4who passed away on September 29, 2011; and
5    WHEREAS, Joyce Bailie was born on July 13, 1924, in Herrin;
6his parents were James M. "Pop" and Nona "Sugar" (Stroud)
7Bailie; he married Jean Green on October 27, 1950, at the First
8Presbyterian Church of Herrin; and
9    WHEREAS, After graduating from Herrin High School in 1942,
10Joyce Bailie immediately enlisted in the United States Navy
11during World War II to train as a fighter pilot; he was
12preparing to deploy to the Pacific theatre when the war ended,
13having achieved the rank of lieutenant commander; he
14subsequently served in the active Naval Reserve until 1966,
15when he transferred to retired reserve status; he then
16continued to serve our country proudly for many years before
17being honorably discharged; and
18    WHEREAS, Joyce Bailie ran a series of businesses in
19downtown Herrin, including Bailie's Bus Station, Bailie's Toy
20and Hobby Shop, and Bailie's Fitness Center; many youngsters
21spent their after-school hours at his "shop", where he, his
22parents, and his wife served as an unofficial "after-school



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1program"; and
2    WHEREAS, Joyce Bailie was a longtime member of the First
3Presbyterian Church of Herrin, the Herrin American Legion, and
4the VFW; and
5    WHEREAS, Joyce Bailie enjoyed sport and trophy fishing, bow
6hunting with his son and his friends, gardening, and spending
7time with his friends and family; and
8    WHEREAS, Joyce Bailie was preceded in death by his parents;
9his wife; his son, Jay Martin Bailie; his brother, James M.
10Bailie; his nephew, Timothy Bailie; his niece, Lynn Chapman
11Medlin; and his sister, Peggy J. Lindsay; and
12    WHEREAS, Joyce Bailie is survived by his daughter, Wendy
13Bailie and her husband, Ron Carey; his son, Steve Bailie and
14his wife, Barbara; his grandchildren, Josh Bailie and his wife,
15Becky, Lauren Merz and her husband, Court, Mark Bailie, Maggie
16Jean Bailie, Jay Bailie Carey, and Jennifer Pike and her
17husband, Shawn; his great-grandchildren, Lucas and Coleman
18Bailie and Layla Merz; his nephews, Mark Chapman and his wife,
19Amanda, Brian and his wife, Paula Chapman, James and his wife,
20Susan Bailie, and Barry and his wife, Marianne Lindsay; his
21niece, Lynn (Lindsay) and her husband, David Ramsey; his many
22great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends; and his best



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1friends, Debbie Anderson and Wendell "Hap" Green; therefore, be
4ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
5his family and friends, the passing of Joyce David "Squeak"
6Bailie; and be it further
7    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
8presented to the family of Joyce Bailie as an expression of our