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Full Text of SR0252  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Waynona Brown of Champaign; and
4    WHEREAS, Waynona Brown was born to Wayne and Yetiva Morgan
5Newcom in Benton, Kansas on June 23, 1921; following public
6school in Haven and Pretty Prairie, Kansas, she attended
7Kansas State Teachers College at Pittsburg, Kansas; she
8graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major
9in mathematics and minors in commerce, English and speech; she
10subsequently attended the School of Social Service
11Administration at the University of Chicago in 1946 with a Red
12Cross scholarship; she earned a Master of Arts in Social Work
13from the University of Chicago in 1953; she married Richard M.
14Brown in 1962; and
15    WHEREAS, Waynona Brown first worked as a teacher at high
16schools in Haven, Planeview, and Pretty Praire, Kansas; she
17worked for the Chicago Chapter of the American Red Cross from
181947 to 1948 and the Kansas Children's Service League in
19Wichita and Coffeyville, Kansas from 1948 to 1953; in 1953,
20she moved to Champaign to become the supervisor of the
21Champaign office of the Illinois Children's Home and Aid
22Society where she remained until 1962; from 1976 until her
23retirement in 1984, she was the agency and institution



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1licensing representative for the Champaign region of the
2Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; and
3    WHEREAS, Waynona Brown was involved in a number of
4volunteer activities; prior to her marriage, she was active in
5the local chapter of the National Association of Social
6Workers, a board member of the United Community Council and of
7the Volunteer Bureau, and a member of the Children's and
8Unmarried Mothers committees; between 1960 and 1990, she was a
9board member of Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana, where
10she also served for many years as chairman of the Personnel
11Committee; she volunteered at the Planned Parenthood
12Association of Champaign County from 1966 to 1967 and was a
13board member from 1986 to 1989; she was a member of the
14Children's Home and Aid Society Auxiliary from 1963 to 2003,
15served on the board of directors of the Child Care Association
16of Illinois from 1968 to 1974, served on the board of directors
17for the Children's Planning Consortium of Illinois during its
18organizational period from 1973 to 1974, and was chairwoman of
19the Champaign Area Public-Private Agency Planning Committee
20from 1974 to 1976; and
21    WHEREAS, Waynona Brown was preceded in death by her
22husband; her parents; her son, Peter; her brother; her two
23sisters; her two nieces; and her one nephew; and



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1    WHEREAS, Waynona Brown is survived by two sons, Alan W.
2Brown and Stephen H. Brown; her daughter, Kathryn L.
3Blackwood; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five
4great-great-grandchildren; and five nephews; therefore, be it
6ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
7Waynona Brown and extend our sincere condolences to her
8family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
10    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11presented to the family of Waynona Brown as an expression of
12our deepest sympathy.