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Full Text of SR1490  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Dearl Morris of Peoria, who passed away
4on September 29, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, Dearl Morris was born in Grantsburg on December
619, 1926 to Roy E. and Minnie V. (nee Nelson) Morris; he served
7in the United States Navy during World War II; he married Norma
8M. Saltsman in Peoria on July 5, 1947; after the passing of his
9first wife, he married Julia G. Smith on September 23, 1989 in
10Chillicothe; and
11    WHEREAS, Dearl Morris worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 40
12years, retiring in February of 1985 as the Worldwide
13Foodservice Manager; in recognition of his excellence in the
14foodservice industry, he was awarded the prestigious Silver
15Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers
16Association on May 22, 1978; he was also a founding member of
17the Heart of Illinois Restaurant Association; and
18    WHEREAS, After retirement, Dearl Morris continued his
19hobby of making homemade chocolates for friends and family; his
20expertise and creativity became known in the Peoria area over
21the years, and in December of 2005 he was featured in a Peoria
22Journal Star article naming him "Peoria's Candyman"; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dearl Morris was preceded in death by his parents;
2his first wife, Norma; his second wife, Julia; 2 brothers,
3Hartsel E. Morris and Covel E. Morris; and one sister, Jewel A.
4Street; and
5    WHEREAS, Dearl Morris is survived by one son, Dearl E.
6"Skip" (Paula) Morris; one step-son, Ross (Linda) Smith; 2
7step-daughters, Laura (Len) Berg and Cindy (Dan) Erickson; 2
8granddaughters; 4 step-granddaughters; 3 step-grandsons; and 2
9great-grandchildren; therefore, be it
11ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
12Dearl Morris, and extend our sincere condolences to his family,
13friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further
14    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15presented to the family of Dearl Morris as an expression of our
16deepest sympathy.