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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were informed  of  the
 3    death of Mary K. Heitzig on December 30, 1996 in Jerseyville;
 4    and
 5        WHEREAS, Mary K. Heitzig was the oldest citizen of Jersey
 6    County, and was thought to be the oldest citizen of the State
 7    of Illinois; and
 8        WHEREAS,  Mary  K.  Heitzig was born on April 13, 1885 in
 9    Beltrees, Illinois, the  daughter  of  the  late  Joseph  and
10    Barbara  Schmieder;  she  was  united  in holy matrimony with
11    Joseph Heitzig in Fieldon on June 3, 1908, and to this  union
12    were born eleven children; and
13        WHEREAS,  Mary  K.  Heitzig was a lifelong member of Holy
14    Ghost Catholic Church, as well as being a member of the Altar
15    Society and Quilters Group; and
16        WHEREAS, Mary K. Heitzig and her  husband  raised  eleven
17    children on a farm outside of Jerseyville; and
18        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Heitzig  lived through four wars; saw the
19    origin and ending of  the  Great  Depression;  witnessed  the
20    advent   of   microwave  ovens,  refrigerators,  automobiles,
21    airplanes, and electric stoves; and was present at  the  time
22    women were first allowed the right to vote; and
23        WHEREAS,  Mary  K.  Heitzig  will  be  remembered  by the
24    citizens of Jersey County as a hard working, religious  woman
25    who  was  well  respected  by  her community, her church, her
26    friends, and her family; and
27        WHEREAS, Mary K. Heitzig is survived by  a  large  family
28    which  includes  her  two  daughters Leona and Mary; her four
29    sons  Henry,   Aloys,   Joseph,   and   Bernard;   her   five
30    daughters-in-law Bernice, Doris Lee, Eleanor, Leona, and Mary
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 1    Lou;  her  son-in-law  Max;  her two sisters Teresa and Ceil;
 2    thirty-seven           grandchildren;           seventy-eight
 3    great-grandchildren;  and  eleven  great-great-grandchildren;
 4    therefore, be it
 6    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the loss of  Mary  K.
 7    Heitzig  and  send  to  her  family and friends our sincerest
 8    condolences; and be it further
 9        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
10    presented to the family of Mary K. Heitzig.

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