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Full Text of SR0770  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Mary Louise Barr of Wood River, who
4passed away on July 25, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Mary Barr was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Helen
6(Diederich) and Henry Louis Dahm on February 11, 1922; she
7attended St. Ann Catholic Grade School in Normandy, Missouri
8and then Incarnate Word Academy in Normandy for two years; she
9graduated from Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves,
10Missouri and cum laude from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame,
11Indiana in 1943 with a degree in English and a minor in
12journalism; she married Joseph James Barr at St. Ann Catholic
13Church in Normandy on September 25, 1945; and
14    WHEREAS, Mary Barr was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
15Church (now Holy Angels Parish) since 1945; she was active in
16the Parent Teacher Association at St. Bernard School,
17organizing the first band and substitute teaching; she was an
18original member of the Daughters of Isabella and a longtime
19member of the St. Anne Altar Society; she volunteered her time
20to play piano at the local nursing homes, teach the Rite of
21Christian Initiation of Adults, and lead prayer groups at
22church; in 2012, she was designated the "Woman of Distinction"
23of that parish; and



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1    WHEREAS, Mary Barr assisted her husband in his re-election
2campaigns as a Madison County Circuit Judge throughout his
3career; she was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt, and a
4dear friend to all who knew her; and
5    WHEREAS, Mary Barr was preceded in death by her husband,
6Joseph; her parents; her children who died in infancy, Michael
7Lewis, John Robert, Ann Marie, and Theresa Ann; her brothers,
8Henry L. Dahm Jr. and John V. Dahm; her brothers-in-law, Bruce
9Newman and Thomas Kenney; and her sisters-in-law, Marjorie
10Mossman Kenney (Barr) and Joyce Dahm; and
11    WHEREAS, Mary Barr is survived by her children, Joseph E.
12(Jacqueline) Barr, James P. Barr, Mary E. (Donald) Elliott,
13Patricia A. (Ronald) Fulks, and Janet S. (Stephen) Hoelscher;
1410 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Helen
15Newman; and her sister-in-law, Kathy Dahm; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
18Mary Louise Barr, and extend our sincere condolences to her
19family, 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 Mary Barr as an expression of our
2deepest sympathy.