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Full Text of SR0272  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Michael Kent Yates of Washington, who
4passed away on April 29, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Michael Yates was born in Peoria to James W. and
6Ruth M. Sampson Yates on April 14, 1951; he married Patricia M.
7Kimball in Washington on February 28, 1998; and
8    WHEREAS, Michael Yates worked in the banking industry for
9many years, retiring from Associated Bank in 1998; and
10    WHEREAS, Michael Yates loved anything associated with the
11"Mother Road" and was a founding member of the Route 66
12Association of Illinois; he loved people, getting to know
13their stories and sharing his own; among his many talents were
14playing the piano, woodworking in his shop that he built with
15Patty, and tending to his plants and garden; he also loved
16hunting for treasures in antique shops and had a sweet tooth,
17which he often satisfied with something he would make from
18scratch; and
19    WHEREAS, Michael Yates was preceded in death by his
20parents; and



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1    WHEREAS, Michael Yates is survived by his wife, Patty; his
2children and their families: son, Ryan (Karyn) Yates,
3grandchild, Alex (Angel) Yates, and great-granddaughter,
4Josephine; granddaughter, Rylie Yates; son, Adam (Denae)
5Yates, and grandchildren, Ava, Brooklyn, Cora, and Dylan; son,
6Luke Conger, and grandson, Lathan; daughter, Miranda (Brent)
7Cox, and grandchildren, Hadleigh, Hutson, and Henley; son,
8Derek (Alexis) Conger, and grandchildren, Alynn, Emma, and
9Daniel; two beloved Yorkies, Mayce and Lucy; his brother,
10Kevin Yates; his sister, Marsha (David) Webb, nephew, Donhavan
11(Amy) Webb, and great-nieces, Madelyn and Mikayla Webb; his
12nephew, Tyler Webb, and great-niece, Gracie Jo; therefore, be
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16Michael Kent Yates and extend our sincere condolences to his
17family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Michael Yates as an expression of
21our deepest sympathy.