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Full Text of SR0768  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3 learn of the death of Ruth Paink; and
4     WHEREAS, Ruth Paink was born on December 16, 1942 in
5 Chicago; her parents were James Rolland and Frances Douglas;
6 and
7     WHEREAS, Ruth Paink accepted Christ at an early age and was
8 baptized at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church; she attended
9 Crane High School, where she was an academic scholar and
10 violinist in the school orchestra; she then furthered her
11 education by taking courses at Chicago State University; and
12     WHEREAS, In 1961, Ruth Paink gave birth to her daughter,
13 Dawn; a few years later, she met the love of her life, Frank
14 Paink Jr., who she married on August 29, 1964; from this union,
15 two children were born, Anthony and Steven; and
16     WHEREAS, Ruth Paink worked as an Executive Secretary for
17 the Cook County Hospital Governing Commission and as a Human
18 Resources Manager for Oak Forest Hospital; at the time of her
19 retirement in 2003, she was employed as a Human Rights
20 Investigator for the State of Illinois; in her spare time, she
21 was a tax preparer and an art consultant; and



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1     WHEREAS, Ruth Paink was a member of the Trinity United
2 Church of Christ; she was a board member of the RAY (Reclaim A
3 Youth) Organization; she was a charter member of MJM Speakers
4 Circle Club #6799, where she served Toastmasters as President,
5 Vice President-Education, Public Relations, and Membership; as
6 a member of Toastmasters, she earned the designation of
7 "Advanced Toastmaster Bronze"; and
8     WHEREAS, Ruth Paink loved art and had a flair for interior
9 design; she enjoyed bowling, dancing, reading, traveling,
10 shopping, and movies; she was also an avid sports fan, focusing
11 on the NBA Draft, particularly with the Bulls, Lakers, and
12 Heat; and
13     WHEREAS, Ruth Paink is survived by her husband of 43 years,
14 Frank; her daughter, Dawn Rolland; her sons, Anthony (Andrea)
15 Paink and Steven (Raquel) Paink; her grandchildren, Marcus,
16 Makayla, Marquel, and Chase; her brothers, Jesse Anderson and
17 Robert Anderson; and her many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces,
18 nephews, and friends; and
19     WHEREAS, Ruth Paink will be remembered by all who knew and
20 loved her as a loving wife, mother, aunt, cousin, friend, and
21 neighbor who had a beautiful smile and a zest for living life
22 and helping others; therefore, be it



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2 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
3 her family and friends, the passing of Ruth Paink; and be it
4 further
5     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
6 presented to the family of Ruth Paink as an expression of our
7 sympathy.