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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Joan Rose Paddock of Alton, who passed
4away on August 10, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Joan Paddock was born on October 2, 1923, in St.
6Louis, Missouri; her parents were Henry and Exie (Pendleton)
7Jun; she married Warren "Brownie" Paddock on February 5, 1946
8in Alton; and
9    WHEREAS, Joan Paddock was a graduate of St. Mary's School,
10Marquette Catholic High School, and Ursuline Business College
11in Alton; and
12    WHEREAS, Joan Paddock worked for Noll Insurance Agency from
13shortly after her marriage until the birth of her children; in
141963, she became the kindergarten teacher at St. Mary's Grade
15School, where she taught for 25 years until her retirement in
161988; she taught at the "Little Red School House" for many
17years; and
18    WHEREAS, Following her retirement, Joan Paddock
19volunteered for Caravan and the St. Anthony's Auxiliary, where
20she worked in the gift shop; she later worked at
21Staten-Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton as a greeter for 7



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1years; and
2    WHEREAS, Joan Paddock was very much a part of her
3children's, grandchildren's, and great-grandchildren's lives
4and supported them in all of their activities; she had a great
5love for St. Mary's Church, Marquette Catholic High School, the
6Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and her grand-dogs; and
7    WHEREAS, Joan Paddock was preceded in death by her husband,
8Warren; her parents; and her son-in-law, Spencer Lewis; and
9    WHEREAS, Joan Paddock is survived by her daughters and
10son-in-law, Martha Lewis and Barbara (Larry) McCoy; her
11grandchildren, Marcy Lewis, Patrick and Chrissy (Visser)
12Lewis, Brian T. Lewis, and Mandy Lewis (fiance, Josh Cook); and
13her great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, AJ, Maria, and John-Paul
14Lewis; therefore, be it
16ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we, along with his
17family and friends, mourn the passing of Joan Rose Paddock; and
18be it further
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Joan Paddock as an expression of our