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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the State of Illinois
3 were saddened to learn of the passing of Kelly Nelson on March
4 11, 2004; and
5     WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson is the fourth of eight children of
6 John and Maribeth Nelson and was born on December 25, 1989 in
7 Chicago; and
8     WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson gave her life to the Lord at an early
9 age and was an active member of St. Denis Catholic Church where
10 she was a member of the children's choir; and
11     WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson attended St. Denis School from
12 pre-school to fourth grade and transferred to Owen Scholastic
13 Academy in fifth grade; and
14     WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson was actively involved in school
15 activities including volleyball, softball, and basketball; as
16 a member of the St. Denis basketball team, she won the
17 Southwest Catholic Conference Championship; and
18     WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson had a super personality and got along
19 well with everyone; she had her own unique style and a very
20 creative/active imagination, including her own made-up
21 language; and
22     WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson was an avid fan of the arts and was
23 interested in all aspects of music; she loved cartoons as well,
24 her favorite characters being Spongebob and Eeyore; and
25      WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson was also an active member in Girl
26 Scouts and still attended meetings with her mom; and
27     WHEREAS, Kelly Nelson's passing will be deeply felt by many



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1 especially her parents, John and Maribeth Nelson; her siblings,
2 Andrew, Samantha, Christine, Melissa, Jennifer, Matthew, and
3 Tommy; her grandparents, Willard and Margaret Nelson and
4 Bernard and Janet Smith; her great-grandmothers, Josephine
5 Wedster and Gwen Smith; and her many uncles, aunts, cousins,
6 and friends; therefore be it
8 OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the death of Kelly
9 Nelson along with all who knew and loved her; and be it further
10     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11 presented to the family of Kelly Nelson as an expression of our
12 sorrow for their loss.