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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Barbara J. "Barb" Baker of Jacksonville,
4who passed away on February 7, 2020; and
5    WHEREAS, Barb Baker was born in Jacksonville to Harold and
6Catherine Vieira DeFrates on July 28, 1947; she graduated from
7Jacksonville High School in 1965 and attended Lincoln Land
8Community College and Heartland Business College; she married
9Paul C. Baker in Jacksonville on February 15, 1975; and
10    WHEREAS, Barb Baker was the Deputy City Clerk for the City
11of Jacksonville from 1974 to 1988; in 1988, she was elected
12Morgan County Circuit Clerk and served until 2002; following
13that, she served as the office manager for U.S. Representatives
14Ray LaHood, Aaron Schock, and Darin LaHood; and
15    WHEREAS, Barb Baker was a past-president of the Sunrise
16Rotary Club, where she received the Paul Harris Fellowship
17Award; she was past-president of the Pilot Club, the Morgan
18County Republican Women's Club, the Illinois Association of
19Court Clerks, and Play for All Incorporated (Godfrey Park); she
20served as treasurer for the City of Jacksonville Park System
21Board; she was a board member of the Passavant Memorial Area
22Hospital and a lifetime board member of the Salvation Army; she



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1also served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and an
2alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention; and
3    WHEREAS, Barb Baker grew up as a member of Northminster
4Presbyterian Church; most recently, she was a member of First
5Baptist Church; she enjoyed serving others and spending time
6with her grandchildren; and
7    WHEREAS, Barb Baker was preceded in death by her father,
8Harold DeFrates; and
9    WHEREAS, Barb Baker is survived by her husband, Paul; her
10sons, David (Stacee) and Brad (Jody) Racey; her grandchildren,
11Lauren, Jack, Claire, Sarah, Nichola, and Anthony; her
12stepchildren, Sherri (Brian) Farley and Paul Derrick (Schelli)
13Baker; three step-grandchildren; her mother, Catherine Vieira
14DeFrates; her brother, Darrell (Jan) DeFrates; and many nieces
15and nephews, including Don (Leslie) DeFrates; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
18Barbara J. "Barb" Baker and extend our sincere condolences to
19her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
21    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be



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1presented to the family of Barb Baker as an expression of our
2deepest sympathy.