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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 Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Koehler, who passed away on October
 5    10, 2001; and

 6        WHEREAS, Mary Elizabeth Koehler was born on July 13, 1923
 7    in Springfield, Illinois to Justin and  Blanche  Jaeger;  she
 8    married  Vincent  W. Koehler on August 27, 1949 at St. Peters
 9    Church in Geneva; and

10        WHEREAS, Mrs. Koehler attended  and  graduated  from  St.
11    Patricks School and Mt. St. Mary Academy of St. Charles; and

12        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Koehler was a volunteer cook at the Hesed
13    House, a  volunteer  at  the  Geneva  History  Center  and  a
14    Literacy Tutor at the Illinois Youth Center; in addition, she
15    served as a Kane County Election Judge from 1960 through 2000
16    and was a founding member of St. John Neumann Church; and

17        WHEREAS,  Mary  Elizabeth  Koehler  had  a  great love of
18    flowers, birds, fishing, tennis, and Door County,  Wisconsin;
19    and

20        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of Mary Elizabeth Koehler will be
21    deeply felt by all who knew and  loved  her,  especially  her
22    husband, Vincent; her children, Peter (Grace) Koehler, Maggie
23    (Dan) Soliz, Mark Koehler, Kate (David) McCarty, Jane (Henry)
24    Speranzini,   Sarah   (Tom)  Hustead,  Andrew  (Rina  Martin)
25    Koehler, Martin (Laurie) Koehler,  and  Chanthabourne  (Nora)
26    Tramany;  her  grandchildren,  Anna,  Michael,  and  Terrance
27    Koehler,  Joseph,  Jean,  Marianne,  and  Samuel Soliz, Adam,
28    Nicholas, and Benjamin Koehler, Michael, Bradley,  and  Kevin
29    McCarty,  Catherine  and  Jack  Speranzini,  Dane and Natalie
30    Hustead,  Simon  Koehler,  Justin,  Timothy,  and   Elizabeth
31    Koehler,  and  Nancy  and  Alex  Tramany;  her  brothers  and
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 1    sisters,  Gene (Florence) Jaeger, Richard (Norma) Jaeger, Ann
 2    (William)  Cantrall,  Mary  Jaeger,   and   Eleanor   Jaeger;
 3    therefore, be it

 5    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 6    all  her knew her, the death of Mary Elizabeth Koehler of St.
 7    Charles, Illinois; and be it further

 8        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 9    presented  to  the  family of Mary Elizabeth Koehler with our
10    sincere condolences.

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