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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 learned with regret of the death of Genevieve E. "Genny"
4 Bennett of Montgomery on January 1, 2004; and
5     WHEREAS, Mrs. Bennett was born on July 27, 1929, in
6 Detroit, Michigan, to the late Oscar and Barbara (Doty) Zigman;
7 and
8     WHEREAS, Mrs. Bennett was employed at Keene Trucking,
9 Mooseheart, Perfect Plus Hosiery, and as a cashier for Jewel
10 Food Stores for 17 years before going to work at Service Master
11 in 1979; she was employed at Service Master as a payroll clerk
12 for 17 years until her retirement in 1996; and
13     WHEREAS, Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Batavia Women of
14 the Moose, Chapter #722 since 1975, earning degrees while being
15 an officer of the chapter; she was very proud that her
16 daughter, Barb, was the first second generation to receive her
17 degree, and her granddaughter, Tracy, was the third generation
18 of the family to receive her degree in the Women of the Moose
19 Batavia Chapter; and
20     WHEREAS, Mrs. Bennett was a very active member of the
21 Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #1197 of Batavia, where she
22 held various offices and chairmanships, both in her auxiliary
23 and at the district level; she was currently holding the office
24 of Junior Vice President of her auxiliary and District Cancer
25 Pin Chairman for the 19th District; this past year, at the
26 Batavia VFW, she was supervising the packaging and shipping of
27 boxes to the troops overseas; and
28     WHEREAS, Mrs. Bennett was an avid camper and enjoyed going
29 to Pineview Campgrounds in Amboy with her family and her
30 granddaughter, Tracy; she was friendly, warm, compassionate,



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1 and was always looking for ways to help people; and
2     WHEREAS, The passing of Genevieve E. "Genny" Bennett has
3 been deeply felt by many, especially her daughter, Barbara
4 "Barb" (Robert) Zeman; her granddaughter, Tracy Zeman; her step
5 son, Dewey "Bud" Bennett; her five step-granddaughters; her
6 step-grandson; her three step-great-grandchildren; her
7 sisters, Maxine Quigley, Violet (Jerome) Cermak, and Gloria
8 Loitz; her brother, Bernard (Karen) Zigman; and her many nieces
9 and nephews ; therefore, be it
11 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
12 Genevieve E. "Genny" Bennett, and we offer our sincere
13 condolences to her friends, family, and all who knew and loved
14 her; and be it further
15     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
16 presented to the family of Genevieve E. "Genny" Bennett as an
17 expression of our deepest sympathy.