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Full Text of SR0064  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Gordon Ross Ainsworth of Moline, who
4passed away on February 1, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Gordon Ainsworth was born to George Rodney and
6Dorothy (Ross) Ainsworth in Moline on December 13, 1926; he
7graduated from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio in
81944; he attended Amherst College and was then drafted into
9the U.S. Army; he served as a Staff Sergeant in Atlanta,
10Georgia at Fort McPherson; he returned to Amherst College and
11graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics; he
12married Kaye Crissey at the First Congregational Church in
13Moline on December 6, 1969; and
14    WHEREAS, Gordon Ainsworth was the fourth generation of
15Ainsworths to work in the family business, Dimock, Gould & Co;
16he started working in the lumber yard and eventually retired
17as president but still served alongside his two daughters on
18the board until the business closed in 2014; and
19    WHEREAS, Gordon Ainsworth was a lifelong member of the
20First Congregational Church in Moline and the Moline Rotary
21Club; he was also a member of Short Hills Country Club and
22White Lake Golf Club and served on the board of directors for



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1Arrowhead Ranch and the Moline Public Hospital; and
2    WHEREAS, Growing up, Gordon Ainsworth collected stamps and
3later developed an interest in Frances Ware and Frosted
4Hobnail Glass; he spent as much time as possible at the family
5home overlooking Lake Michigan, where he enjoyed sailing and
6fishing; he loved golfing, walking the beach looking for lucky
7glass, and spending time with family and friends; he was
8always a gentleman and will be remembered for his positive
9outlook on life, his patience, and his wonderful sense of
10humor; and
11    WHEREAS, Gordon Ainsworth was preceded in death by his
12parents; his sisters, Ann and Cynthia Ainsworth; and his
13infant brother, Ross Ainsworth; and
14    WHEREAS, Gordon Ainsworth is survived by his loving wife,
15Katie; his daughters, Jennifer (David) Van Hook and Sarah
16(Jerry) Fulscher; and his grandchildren, Lauren and Conner
17Fulscher; therefore, be it
19ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
20Gordon Ross Ainsworth extend our sincere condolences to his
21family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Gordon Ainsworth as an expression
3of our deepest sympathy.