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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Jana R. Konneker of Carlinville, who
4passed away on July 13, 2010; and
5    WHEREAS, She was born October 22, 1932, in Glenalice,
6Tennessee, the daughter of the Paul and Verna Elizabeth (Boles)
7Early Voss; her mother married Marshall C. Voss after her
8husband Paul died when Jan was five years old; and
9    WHEREAS, Jana married Arthur Konneker in the Emmanuel
10Baptist Church in Carlinville, on August 18, 1956; she spent
11hours playing games and watching movies with her grandchildren;
12teaching was definitely more of a passion than it was an
13occupation; she could never stop caring for and worrying about
14her former students; she spent 40 years teaching for the
15Southwestern and Carlinville School Districts; and
16    WHEREAS, She loved the water and water sports throughout
17her life, most recently spending peaceful days and evenings at
18Otter Lake; she also enjoyed fishing throughout her lifetime as
19well as water skiing in her younger days; she was a member of
20Emmanuel Baptist Church; and
21    WHEREAS, Jana Konneker is survived by her husband, Arthur



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1Konneker; her daughters, Kim Bruzek (Steven) and Elizabeth
2Sandino (Steven); her son, Scott "Bart" Konneker (Brenda); her
3grandchildren, Mathew Konneker, Ashley Wofford (Jack), Alyse
4Sandino, Andrew Sandino, Elliot Bruzek (Stef), and Alexander
5Bruzek; and her great-grandchildren, Christian Konneker, Kyra
6Konneker, and Jocelyn Wofford; therefore, be it
8ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
9her family and friends, the passing of Jana Konneker; and be it
11    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12presented to the family of Jana Konneker as a symbol of our
13sincere sympathy.