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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Virginia "Ginny" Clemonds of Plainview,
4who passed away on October 8, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Virginia Clemonds was born on July 4, 1922 in
6Planview to Edgar J. and Clara Elizabeth (nee Coffee) Fuess;
7she married John H. Clemonds on November 20, 1941 in St.
8Charles, Missouri; and
9    WHEREAS, Virginia Clemonds, along with her husband, was the
10owner and operator of the Barn Restaurant in Gillespie; she
11also worked as a nurse at the "Old Carlinville Hospital"; and
12    WHEREAS, Virginia Clemonds was a member of the Knitting
13Group at Zion Lutheran Church; and
14    WHEREAS, Virginia Clemonds was preceded in death by her
15parents; her husband, John; her brother, Charles Peters; and
16her son-in-law, State Senator Vince Demuzio; and
17    WHEREAS, Virginia Clemonds is survived by her daughter,
18former State Senator Deanna Demuzio; her grandson, Brad
19Demuzio; her granddaughter, Stephanie (Patrick) Blair; her
20great-grandchildren, Blake Demuzio, Brooke Demuzio, Tristan



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1Blair, and Gillian Blair; and her sister, Jacquelyn (Kenny)
2Klaus; therefore, be it
4ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
5Virginia "Ginny" Clemonds, and extend our sincere condolences
6to her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be
7it further
8    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9presented to the family of Virginia Clemonds as an expression
10of our deepest sympathy.