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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Mary Katherine (Stegall) Lawton, who
4passed away on September 20, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Mary Lawton was born on September 26, 1928 in
6Woodlawn, Mississippi; her parents were Dewey L. and Jodie (nee
7Wells) Stegall; and
8    WHEREAS, Mary Lawton served the Bunker Hill community for
9over 65 years as a member of numerous organizations, local
10school boards, and various county boards; she was also a
11homemaker and a devoted wife and mother; and
12    WHEREAS, Mary Lawton was a member of Bunker Hill United
13Methodist Church; and
14    WHEREAS, Mary Lawton was preceded in death by her parents,
15her 3 brothers; and her sister; and
16    WHEREAS, Mary Lawton is survived by her husband, Lester
17Lawton; her sons, Terry (Jean) Lawton and Charles (Chuck)
18Lawton; her daughters, Diane Lawton, Gwen Lawton, and Dolores
19(Tom) Brewer; her grandchildren, Tammy (Dave) Hall, Jodie
20Brewer (fiance, Clay Peet), Aaron (Danielle) Brewer, Brian



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1(Stephanie) Lawton, and Stacy (John) Hrnyak; and her
2great-grandchildren, Moran and Jackson Hall, Kimberly and
3Gunner Lawton, and Brady Hrnyak; therefore, be it
5ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we, along with her
6family and friends, mourn the passing of Mary Katherine Lawton;
7and be it further
8    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9presented to the family of Mary Lawton as an expression of our