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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Wayne A. Blakeney, who passed away on March 26, 2001; and

 5        WHEREAS, Wayne Blakeney was born on September  22,  1916,
 6    in  Ridge  Farm,  Illinois  to  Fred  and Bessie Blakeney; he
 7    graduated from Ridge Farm High School in 1935, where he won a
 8    State title in track; and he attended  college  in  Monmouth;
 9    and

10        WHEREAS, Wayne Blakeney was a member of the 33rd Division
11    of  the  National  Guard  and  was  activated into the United
12    States Army, where he served as a mess sergeant in  the  99th
13    Division;  he was stationed in Europe during World War II and
14    fought in the Battle of the Bulge; and

15        WHEREAS, Wayne Blakeney was the past owner  and  operator
16    of the Shady Rest, the Hut, and the Ridge Farm Drug Store; in
17    1960  he  built,  owned, and operated Ridgeway Lanes in Ridge
18    Farm; and

19        WHEREAS, Wayne Blakeney was a member of Ridge Farm Church
20    of the Nazarene, Ridge Farm Lions Club, Illiana Antique  Auto
21    Club, and the American Legion; and

22        WHEREAS,  The passing of Wayne A. Blakeney will be deeply
23    felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife, Ila;
24    his son, John William Blakeney; his  daughters,  Becky  Klink
25    and  Janette  Brown;  his sisters, Faustine Hawkins and Betty
26    Chandler;   his   seven   grandchildren;   and    his    four
27    great-grandchildren; therefore, be it

29    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
30    all  who  knew  him,  the death of Wayne A. Blakeney of Ridge
31    Farm, Illinois; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 2    presented  to  the  family of Wayne Blakeney with our sincere
 3    condolences.

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