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Full Text of SR0245  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Thelma Randolph Lewis of West Frankfort,
4 who passed away on June 3, 2007; and
5     WHEREAS, Thelma Randolph Lewis was born June 10, 1907, in
6 Marion, the daughter of the late George W. Randolph and Mattie
7 (Bivins) Randolph; she married R.V. Lewis in May 1928; and
8     WHEREAS, After living in East St. Louis, Evansville,
9 Indiana, and Orange County, California, Thelma and her husband
10 settled in West Frankfort in 1942, and together they founded
11 Southern Illinois Surgical Appliance Company; in 1950 they
12 acquired the Beltone Hearing Aid Franchise and worked together
13 until her husband passed away in 1987; and
14     WHEREAS, She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother;
15 and she was a member of First Christian Church in West
16 Frankfort; and
17     WHEREAS, She was preceded in death by her parents; her
18 husband, Randolph V. Lewis; and her siblings, Lenora Randolph,
19 Betty Gorgan, Henry Randolph and Freeda Fowler; and
20     WHEREAS, Thelma Randolph Lewis is survived by her



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1 daughters, Barbara Arensberg and husband, Walter, Beverly
2 Needham, Ruth Hudson and husband, Larson, and Marilyn Simpson
3 and husband, Mike; her son, Randy Lewis; her 21 grandchildren;
4 her 37 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild;
5 therefore, be it
7 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
8 her family and friends, the passing of Thelma Randolph Lewis;
9 and be it further
10     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11 presented to the family of Thelma Randolph Lewis as a symbol of
12 our sympathy.