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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    convey their sympathy to the family of Ann Durbin, who passed
 4    away on Wednesday April 23, 1997; and
 5        WHEREAS,  Ann  Durbin  was born Ona Kutkaitae (Kutkin) in
 6    Jurbarkas, Lithuania; on July 26, 1909 Mrs. Durbin  emigrated
 7    to  the  United  States,  settling in East St. Louis in 1911;
 8    Mrs. Durbin remained in East St. Louis until 1962,  when  she
 9    moved  to  Fairview  Heights,  Illinois;  in 1988 Mrs. Durbin
10    moved to Kensington, Maryland and remained  there  until  her
11    death; and
12        WHEREAS, Ann Durbin became a citizen of the United States
13    on November 15, 1935; and
14        WHEREAS,  Ann Durbin was a clerk for the New York Central
15    and the Penn Central railroads;  Mrs.  Durbin  was  a  former
16    president of the St. Clair Women's Club; and
17        WHEREAS, Mrs. Durbin is survived by her son United States
18    Senator  from  Illinois  Richard  Durbin,  her son William P.
19    Durbin,  and  her  son  Robert  E.  Durbin;  she   was   also
20    grandmother to fifteen grandchildren and great grandmother to
21    fourteen great grandchildren; and
22        WHEREAS,  Ann  Durbin  is  remembered by her son, Senator
23    Dick Durbin, who said, "She came to America as a little girl,
24    overcame many obstacles in her life and left the best legacy:
25    a strong family"; therefore, be it
27    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,  that  we  mourn,  along  with  her
28    family  and  friends,  the death of Ann Durbin of Kensington,
29    Maryland, and extend  our  deepest  sympathy  to  our  United
30    States Senator from Illinois, Richard Durbin, at this time of
31    loss; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 2    presented to the family of Ann Durbin.

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