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2    WHEREAS, The members of Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of George R. Likes of Woodburn, who passed
4away on July 15, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, George Likes was born on January 23, 1930, in
6Bunker Hill to George R., Sr. and Nellie Velma (nee Spillman)
7Likes; he was raised by his father and stepmother, Easter (nee
8Donaldson) Likes; he served his country in the United States
9Army during the Korean War; he married Bette Viola Davis in
10March 1954; and
11    WHEREAS, George Likes was retired from Owens-Illinois
12Glass and the Olin Corporation; and
13    WHEREAS, George Likes was an avid fan of the Saint Louis
14Cardinals, Blues, and Rams; he enjoyed gardening, working in
15his yard, and handing down his appreciation for professional
16wrestling to his grandchildren; and
17    WHEREAS, George Likes was preceded in death by his beloved
18wife; his parents; his stepmother; his brother and
19sister-in-law, Frank and Loretta Likes; his sisters and
20brothers-in-law, Ernest and Betty Giller and Jesse and Louella
21Arnold; and his stepsister, Velma Thornton; and



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1    WHEREAS, George Likes is survived by his children, Sherry
2(Lucky) Bodenbach, George Terry Likes, Rhonda (Bruce) Scott,
3Tim (Patrice) Likes, Patricia (LaMonte) Pierce, and Kristi
4Likes; his grandchildren, Tim "TG" Likes (fiance Christen
5Skelly), Maggie Scott, Mollie (Jeff) Odgen, Makenzie Scott,
6Jeana Pierce, and Jordan Bodenbach; his great-granddaughter,
7Kylee Viola Ogden; his sister-in-law, Josephine Lockard; his
8brothers, Herb (Helen) Davis and Gene (Mary) Davis; and his
9many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; therefore, be it
11ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
12George R. Likes, and extend our sincere condolences to his
13family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
15    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
16presented to the family of George Likes as an expression of our
17deepest sympathy.