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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to  send
 3    their  condolences  to  the  family  of  Jerome G. Corbett of
 4    Hardin, Illinois, who passed away on October 20, 1997; and
 5        WHEREAS, Jerome Corbett was born in Hardin, Illinois,  on
 6    January  19,  1917;  his parents were Bartholomew "Batty" and
 7    Margaret Fischer Corbett; on February  13,  1955  he  married
 8    JoAn Dufner in Hermann, Missouri; and
 9        WHEREAS,  Jerome  Corbett attended Hardin High School and
10    graduated from Routt  High  School  in  Jacksonville;  Jerome
11    Corbett  attended  St. Louis University and the University of
12    Illinois; he played professional baseball for the  St.  Louis
13    Browns  organization,  and  will  be  remembered for being an
14    exceptional athlete and scholar through both high school  and
15    college;  Jerome Corbett served in World War II as an officer
16    in the Far East Asia  Command  where  he  received  a  Direct
17    Commission; and
18        WHEREAS,  Jerome  Corbett operated many family businesses
19    including  a  Western  Auto  dealership,   an   International
20    Harvester  agency,  a  dairy, an ice house, a butcher shop, a
21    grocery store, and Corbett Farms; he also owned Corbett  Ford
22    and  Corbett  Buick  in  Hardin  and Dufner Corbett Motors in
23    Hermann, Missouri; he was presently  working  in  his  wife's
24    real estate and insurance business; and
25        WHEREAS,  Jerome Corbett served the State of Illinois and
26    the citizens of  the  49th  district  as  an  Illinois  State
27    Representative;  while  serving  in the House, Jerome Corbett
28    was active in the Highway Study  Commission  and  the  Export
29    Advisory  Board;  Jerome  Corbett  helped his district in the
30    areas of highway improvements and bringing telephone  service
31    to many of the rural areas; and
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 1        WHEREAS,  Jerome Corbett served as a Fifty Year member of
 2    the American Legion, a Fourth Degree Knight  of  Columbus,  a
 3    board  member  of  the Calhoun County chapter of the American
 4    Cancer Society, a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church,  a
 5    fifty-year  member  of the Missouri Athletic Club, and served
 6    Calhoun County as the  Democratic  Chairman  for  twenty-five
 7    years; and
 8        WHEREAS,  Jerome  Corbett  will  be  remembered  as a man
 9    dedicated to nature, to his community, to his faith,  and  to
10    his  family;  Jerome  Corbett is survived by his loving wife,
11    JoAn, his son, Dufner J. Corbett,  his  daughter,  Kelly  Ann
12    Corbett,  and  his  grandchildren,  Margot  and  Christopher;
13    therefore, be it
15    OF  THE  STATE  OF  ILLINOIS,  that  we mourn, along with his
16    family and friends, the death of Jerome Corbett;  may  he  be
17    remembered  for  his  dedication to the things he believed in
18    and cared about; and be it further
19        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
20    presented to the family of Jerome Corbett.

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