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Full Text of SR0513  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of James H. "Jim" Shaw of Moline, who passed
4away on May 3, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, James Shaw was born in Chariton, Iowa to John and
6Zulma (Lanning) Shaw on December 1, 1931; he graduated from
7Grinnell High School in 1949 and served in Korea in the United
8States Army; he married Patricia Pieper in Grinnell, Iowa on
9July 7, 1951 and earned his degree in accounting from the
10University of Iowa in 1957; and
11    WHEREAS, James Shaw worked at Deere & Company as the
12manager in the Export Order Department from 1957 until his
13retirement in 1986; and
14    WHEREAS, James Shaw was involved in numerous church and
15social efforts which included the Catholic Family Movement,
16Sacred Heart Catechism teacher and lector, Special Persons
17Encounter Christ (SPEC) co-founder, a charter board member of
18the Cursillio and Bible studies, and a Catholic Social Services
19board member; he was the president and a 16-year board member
20of the National Association for Retarded Citizens (NARC) and
21the first president of the 708 Mental Health board; he was the
22Quad City Ostomy Association newsletter editor and was active



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1in Rock Island County Republican politics; he was also a
2charter member of the John Deere Toastmasters and helped many
3of the residents of the Shaw Accessible Condominium complex
4with their maintenance; and
5    WHEREAS, James Shaw enjoyed dancing, reading, camping,
6traveling in his recreational vehicle, and spending time with
7his children and grandchildren; and
8    WHEREAS, James Shaw was preceded in death by his parents
9and his twin sister, Joan Shaw Lindenmayer; and
10    WHEREAS, James Shaw is survived by his wife of 65 years,
11Patricia; his children, David Shaw, Randy (Susan) Shaw, LuAnn
12Kellums (John Riley), Sam (Ann) Shaw, Nancy (Darrell) Bush,
13Jane Shaw, and Sara Shaw (Mike Pierson); his grandchildren,
14Nathan, Emily, Amanda, Randall, Lindy, Rachael, John,
15Christina, Alyssa, and Ryan; five great-grandchildren; and his
16brothers, John (Mary) and Vance Shaw; therefore, be it
18ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
19James H. "Jim" Shaw, and extend our sincere condolences to his
20family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of James Shaw as an expression of our
3deepest sympathy.