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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Jean Pistorius Kallal of Jerseyville, who
4 passed away on August 16, 2009; and
5     WHEREAS, She was born on February 23, 1930 in Peoria, the
6 daughter of the late William R. and Mildred (Followell)
7 Shivers; she married Virgil Pistorius in 1950 and he passed
8 away in 1967; she later married Louis Gorman, who passed away
9 in 1980; she later married Valentine Kallal in 1996; and
10     WHEREAS, She spent 30 years in the radio and newspaper
11 business; she worked at WJBM Radio in Jerseyville and later
12 became a reporter for the Alton Telegraph; she was the editor
13 of the Democrat News in Jerseyville and retired in 1996 from
14 the News Journal; and
15     WHEREAS, She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic
16 Church and the Altar Society; she was a member of the Jersey
17 County Chamber of Commerce, as well as their Ambassadors; and
18     WHEREAS, She was a member of many boards, including the
19 American Cancer Society and American Red Cross; she served as
20 the Jersey County representative on the Private Industry
21 Council and co-chaired the Jerseyville 1984 Sesquicentennial



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1 booklet and publicity committee; she was a Girl Scout leader;
2 she was a member of the Jersey County Republicans; and served
3 as an election judge in Jersey County; and
4     WHEREAS, She is survived by her husband, Valentine; her
5 children, Mark Pistorius, Stephen (Mary) Pistorius, Kurt (Eve)
6 Pistorius, Carol (Gary) Robeen, Dianna (Cliff) Bigelow, Eric
7 (Lisa) Pistorius, Laurie (David) Petras, and Lisa (Joe) Scott;
8 her grandchildren, Nicolas, Emily, and Andrew Pistorius, Matt,
9 Rachel, and Sarah Pistorius, Amanda Pistorius, Jeramy and
10 Ashley Robeen, Ben and Lauren Bigelow, Jessica Hansen, Heather
11 Pinter, Tyler Pistorius, Jacob Petras, Danielle Porter, Julia
12 and Jenna Leitner; her great-granddaughter, Mila Williams; and
13 her sisters, Rosalie Gorden, Mary Joye, and JoAnn Newland;
14 therefore, be it
16 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
17 her family and friends, the passing of Jean Pistorius Kallal;
18 and be it further
19     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20 presented to the family of Jean Pistorius Kallal as a symbol of
21 our sincere sympathy.