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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Barbara Ann Evans of South Roxana, who
4passed away on January 29, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Barbara Evans was born in Harrisburg to Glenn Reed
6and Faye (Johnson) Ward on July 15, 1940; and
7    WHEREAS, Barbara Evans retired in 2001 from the Olin
8Corporation in East Alton after over 20 years of dedicated
9service in quality assurance; after her retirement, she worked
10at the South Roxana Water Department; and
11    WHEREAS, Barbara Evans was a former member of the First
12General Baptist Church in Meadowbrook; she enjoyed
13volunteering with the South Roxana Women's Auxiliary and
14serving as a Madison County Election Judge; she had a special
15love for cats, collecting dolls, Sunday lunches with her
16friends, taking walks, listening to gospel music, watching
17baseball, and caring for the elderly; she was a friend to
18everyone, cherished her children and grandchildren, loved her
19neighborhood, and always looked forward to the Johnson Family
20Reunions; and
21    WHEREAS, Barbara Evans was preceded in death by her



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1parents; and
2    WHEREAS, Barbara Evans is survived by her children, Deborah
3McCrary, Larry Evans (Linda Griffin), and Lisa (Mark) Hannah;
4her grandchildren, Brandon McCrary, Lauren Steinkoetter,
5Alissa Steinkoetter, Jacob Steinkoetter, and Jonathan
6Steinkoetter; her brother, Charles (Kay) Reed; and other
7extended family and many friends; therefore, be it
9ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
10Barbara Ann Evans, and extend our sincere condolences to her
11family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
13    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14presented to the family of Barbara Evans as an expression of
15our deepest sympathy.