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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of  Mrs.  Oma  C.  Bartscht  of  Shelbyville  on
 4    Wednesday, April 16, 1997; and
 5        WHEREAS,  She  was  born  in Pana on August 27, 1917, the
 6    daughter of Walter and Cecilia  Lamb  Chastain;  she  married
 7    Charles R. Bartscht on June 5, 1941; and
 8        WHEREAS, Mrs. Bartscht was an active and dedicated member
 9    of  the  Shelbyville community; she became an insurance agent
10    at the age of sixty and was well known for her radio show  on
11    WSHY and newspaper column in the Daily Union; and
12        WHEREAS,  A lifetime member of the First United Methodist
13    Church, she was a charter  member  of  the  United  Methodist
14    Women and was active in the Sunday School program; and
15        WHEREAS,  Oma  Bartscht was active in the Shelby Memorial
16    Hospital Auxiliary for twenty years and served  as  president
17    and  also as district president and member of the State Board
18    of Hospital Auxiliaries; she was awarded a 1,000 hour pin for
19    her volunteerism; and
20        WHEREAS, A member of the Shelby County Home Extension for
21    forty years, Oma Bartscht  served  on  the  council  and  was
22    active  as  a 4-H committee member and leader for the Findlay
23    Stitch-in-Time 4-H; and
24        WHEREAS, She served at the county,  district,  and  State
25    levels   of   the  American  Cancer  Society,  and  was  also
26    affiliated with  the  Lioness  Club,  the  American  Business
27    Women's Association, and the Women of the Moose Lodge; and
28        WHEREAS,  Oma  Bartscht  leaves  a  legacy  of  community
29    involvement  and  civic  concern  that  will long inspire the
30    citizens of this State; and
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 1        WHEREAS, Her passing will be deeply felt  by  her  family
 2    and  friends, especially her husband, Charles; her daughters,
 3    Charla Fischbach and Cheryl Ellison; her sons-in-law, Richard
 4    Fischbach and Terry Ellison; her sisters, Hester Allard,  Ada
 5    Hardy,  and Velma Jackson; and her grandchildren, Christopher
 6    and Craig Ellison; therefore, be it
 8    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow and regret
 9    the death  of  Mrs.  Oma  Bartscht  and  extend  our  sincere
10    condolences to her family and friends; and be it further
11        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
12    presented to her husband, Charles R. Bartscht.

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