State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express their sincerest condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Regina Spears, who passed away on July 8, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Born on December 16, 1962 in Peoria to Samuel W.
 6    and  Anna  Albert  Joseph,  Regina  Spears  married Robert M.
 7    Spears on November 10, 1990; and

 8        WHEREAS, A graduate of Bergan High  School  and  Illinois
 9    State  University,  Mrs.  Spears was elected as Peoria County
10    Circuit Clerk in 1998; she was also an active member  of  the
11    Peoria County Democratic Party; and

12        WHEREAS,  Mrs. Spears was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
13    Church in  Kickapoo;  she  was  also  a  member  of  the  St.
14    Patrick's  Society  in  Peoria, a member of the Itoo Society,
15    and served as a past officer of the Ladies Itoo Society; and

16        WHEREAS, Regina Spears was a 2001 recipient of 40 Leaders
17    Under 40 Award; and

18        WHEREAS, The passing of Regina Spears will be deeply felt
19    by all who knew and loved her, especially her husband, Robert
20    Spears; her mother, Anna Albert Joseph; her daughters,  Annie
21    Spears,  Isabel  Spears,  and  Samantha Spears; her brothers,
22    Samuel S. Joseph and Gary Joseph; her sisters, Mary (husband,
23    Patrick) Shryock, Diana Joseph, and Rebecca (husband,  David)
24    Shealy; therefore, be it

26    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
27    all  who knew her, the death of Regina Spears of Princeville,
28    Illinois; and be it further

29        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
30    presented  to  the  family  of Regina Spears with our sincere
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 1    condolences.

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