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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Otto William Rice of Wood River, who
4 passed away on September 18, 2008; and
5     WHEREAS, He was born April 11, 1959, in Granite City, the
6 son of Oden M. Rice and Betty Ann (Knipping) Rice Hill; and
7     WHEREAS, He was employed with Wood River Parks and
8 Recreation for 30 years, serving as director for the past four
9 years; he was an avid sports enthusiast, and loved working with
10 children; and
11     WHEREAS, He was preceded in death by his parents; his
12 brother, Nathan Rice; and his stepfather, George Hill; and
13     WHEREAS, Otto Rice is survived by his two sisters, Winona
14 Gossett and husband, Tim, and Helen and Bill Smith; his
15 brother, Oden Rice and wife, Kim; his two aunts, Nelda Vinson
16 and Jean Tackett; his nieces, Sarah Gossett and Ashley Rice,
17 Stacy Campana, and Amy Mendez; his nephews, Nathan and Matthew
18 Rice; and several cousins; therefore, be it
20 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with



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1 his family and friends, the passing of Otto Rice; and be it
2 further
3     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4 presented to the family of Otto Rice as a symbol of our sincere
5 sympathy.