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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Gwendolyn
4 Franklin Lymore on Tuesday, October 5, 2004; and
5     WHEREAS, Gwendolyn Franklin Lymore was born to LaElla and
6 Robert Franklin on October 16, 1931; she was the youngest of
7 four children; and
8     WHEREAS, Mrs. Lymore received her formal education in the
9 Chicago Public School System; she attended both Betsy Ross
10 Elementary and Englewood High School; and
11     WHEREAS, Upon completing her education, she met and married
12 Edward Lymore on July 16, 1949; the couple moved to Gary,
13 Indiana; four children were born to this union; and
14     WHEREAS, Mrs. Lymore worked for the City of Markham for
15 over ten years; and
16     WHEREAS, Mrs. Lymore confessed her belief in Christ at an
17 early age; both Mrs. Lymore and her sister, Marie, were active
18 at St. Paul Methodist Church; they attended bible classes
19 taught by Mrs. Nance and sold tickets to earn expenses to
20 attend conventions; and
21     WHEREAS, Mrs. Lymore was a devoted and dedicated wife,
22 mother, and aunt; she was an excellent cook and she loved
23 dancing, bowling, and sewing for her children; she was involved
24 socially and politically in the community; she will always be
25 remembered for her classy and vibrant personality; and
26     WHEREAS, Mrs. Lymore was preceded in death by her parents,
27 LaElla and Robert Franklin; her husband, Edward; one child,
28 Vannetto; and her sister, Rose; and



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1     WHEREAS, The passing of Gwendolyn Franklin Lymore has been
2 deeply felt by many, especially her children, Eric (Gloria)
3 Lymore, Kytina Lymore-Cherry, and Gillian Lymore; her brother,
4 Ray (Edna) Franklin; her sister, Marie (Perry) Bryant; her
5 twelve grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and a host of
6 cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends;
7 therefore, be it
9 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
10 Gwendolyn Franklin Lymore and extend to her friends and family
11 our deepest sympathy; and be it further
12     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13 presented to the family of Gwendolyn Franklin Lymore as an
14 expression of our sincere condolences.