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Full Text of SR0288  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of the Rev. Clark D. Luce of Moline, who
4passed away on February 20, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Rev. Luce was born in Elyria, Ohio to Clark C. and
6Virginia Blood Luce on July 14, 1927; he served in the United
7States Army during World War II and in the United States Air
8Force during the Korean Conflict; he married Myra Roesler in
9Waseca, Minnesota on November 27, 1954; they celebrated 61
10years and 127 days of marriage prior to her death on April 3,
112016; and
12    WHEREAS, Rev. Luce graduated from Northern Baptist
13Theological Seminary in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts in
14religion and in 1972 with a Master of Divinity; he served as
15pastor of First Baptist Churches of Lexington, Nokomis, East
16Moline, Park Forest, and Kankakee; he retired in 1996; and
17    WHEREAS, Rev. Luce enjoyed traveling with his wife and
18spending time with his family; his leisurely interests included
19reading, swimming, traveling, following the Cubs and the Bears,
20and attending weekly veterans meetings; he was a loving
21husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; he was a
22fun person with a wonderful sense of humor, receiving



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1satisfaction from making others laugh; he saw each new
2challenge as an adventure; all who knew him will dearly miss
3him; and
4    WHEREAS, Rev. Luce was preceded in death by his parents;
5his stepmother, Jane Luce; his wife; his brothers, Blaine and
6Robert Luce; and his son-in-law, Blair Smith; and
7    WHEREAS, Rev. Luce is survived by his daughters, Becky
8Kelley, Melanie (Troy) Frericks, and Rhonda Smith; his son,
9Kevin Luce; his grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Amanda, Molly,
10Jacob, Nicole, and Erica; a great-grandson, Cohwen; his
11siblings, Joan (John) Hormel, John (Mindy) Luce, Claudia
12(Arden) Sims, and Susan Bossley (William Rady); and his special
13kitty, Sammy; therefore, be it
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16the Rev. Clark D. Luce, and extend our sincere condolences to
17his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Rev. Luce as an expression of our
21deepest sympathy.