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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Mrs. Frances I. Wilkins of  Prairie  View  on
 4    January 23, 1997; and
 5        WHEREAS,  She  was born in Cullom on October 3, 1925, the
 6    oldest of 14 children, and had been  a  resident  of  Prairie
 7    View for the past 50 years; and
 8        WHEREAS,  An  employee  of the Vernon Township Office for
 9    the past 23 years, Mrs. Wilkins was a trustee for the  Vernon
10    Fire Board and an active member of the Lake County Republican
11    Party; and
12        WHEREAS,  She  was  past  president of American Auxiliary
13    Post 1247, a founding member of St. Mary of  Vernon  Catholic
14    Church,  former  secretary  of  School  Board District 103, a
15    former officer in the  Lake  County  Cancer  Society,  and  a
16    founder of the Vernon Area Public Library; and
17        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Wilkins had also been a columnist for the
18    Vernon Town Crier; and
19        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Wilkins  leaves  a  legacy  of  community
20    involvement that will  long  inspire  the  citizens  of  this
21    State;  she  will be deeply missed by her family and friends,
22    especially her husband, Carl; her  daughters,  Ruth,  Sheila,
23    and Margaret; her sons, Carl, Mark, and John; her son-in-law,
24    Marvin  Winsky;  her daughters-in-law, Tammie and Tracey; her
25    brothers, Jack, Merile, Arthur, Wendell, and Richard Gassler;
26    her sisters, Phyllis Mortz, Sharon McCoy, Ruth Heideman,  and
27    Gloria  Biagini; her grandchildren, Sabrina, Aaron, Mellissa,
28    Nicole, Carolyn, Megan, Betty Jo,  Tiffany,  Justin,  Ashley,
29    and Kevin; and her aunt, Madeline Koener; therefore, be it
31    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow and regret
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 1    the  death  of Mrs. Frances I. Wilkins and extend our sincere
 2    condolences to her family and friends; and be it further
 3        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 4    presented to her husband, Carl Wilkins.

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