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92_SR0179 LRB9209153RHrh 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 Richard Purham, who passed away on June 11, 2001; and 5 WHEREAS, Richard Purham was born on August 14, 1937 in 6 Lauderdale, Tennessee to J.B. and Mosella Purham; and 7 WHEREAS, Richard Purham was a graduate from Elementary 8 and Lauderdale High School; and 9 WHEREAS, Richard Purham moved to Chicago, Illinois, where 10 he met Jerline Evans; they were married on January 16, 1961; 11 and 12 WHEREAS, Richard Purham was employed as an Administrative 13 Assistant to Illinois State Representative William Shaw; and 14 WHEREAS, The passing of Richard Purham will be deeply 15 felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife, 16 Jerline; his step-daughter, Diane Kiser; his 17 step-grandchildren; his step-great-grandchild; his brother, 18 J.Y. Purham; his sisters, Rosa Ella Kearney, Annie Rebecca 19 Ross, and Ethel Walker; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, 20 Harvey and Rosia Lee Young; his son-in-law; his three 21 brothers-in-law; his two sisters-in-law; and a host of 22 nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends; therefore, be it 23 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 24 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with 25 all who knew him, the death of Richard Purham of Chicago, 26 Illinois; and be it further 27 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 28 presented to the family of Richard Purham with our sincere 29 condolences.
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