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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Ross of Chicago on January  3,
 4    2000; and

 5        WHEREAS,  She  was  born  on  July  13, 1934, one of twin
 6    daughters; she was preceded in death by  her  mother,  Bertha
 7    Dukes  Couch;  her  father, James R. Couch, Jr.; and her twin
 8    sister, Mary Ann Prather; and

 9        WHEREAS, She received her primary and secondary education
10    at John D. Shoop  Elementary  School  and  Morgan  Park  High
11    School in Chicago; and

12        WHEREAS, She was employed by the Engine Ware Distributing
13    Company  as  an  administrative  assistant  for  twenty-three
14    years; and

15        WHEREAS,  She  was active in community affairs, including
16    the  John  D.  Shoop  49ers  Alumni   Association   and   the
17    Beautifying  Club,  the  Deaconess Board, and the Bible Class
18    and Sunday School of the New Israelite Baptist Church; and

19        WHEREAS, Her passing will be deeply felt  by  her  family
20    and  friends, especially her husband, Johnny; her brother and
21    sister-in-law, James and Ardeena Couch;  her  sisters,  Alice
22    Daniels  and  Glenrose  Bailey;  her  brothers-in-law, Edward
23    Daniels and Albert  Prather;  her  sisters-in-law,  Constance
24    Dukes,  Annie  Mae  Ross, Irene Ross, Dorothy Grant, and Alma
25    Baxter; and her uncle and aunts, Alfred and Norma  Couch  and
26    Dorothy E. Powell; therefore, be it

28    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note  with  sorrow
29    and  regret  the  death of Mrs. Betty Ann Ross and extend our
30    sincere condolences to her family  and  friends;  and  be  it
31    further
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 1        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 2    presented to her husband, Johnny Ross.

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