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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Pauline Briney of Findlay, who passed
4away on July 25, 2015; and
5    WHEREAS, Pauline Briney was born in Sullivan on September
625, 1924 to Ora and Dessie Colclasure; she attended Sullivan
7public schools and then became a licensed beautician; in her
8early adult life, she obtained her G.E.D. and then her real
9estate license; she married Ronald Marcus "Bud" Briney on May
103, 1941 in St. Charles, Missouri; and
11    WHEREAS, Pauline Briney was a contributing correspondent
12for several local newspapers, including the Findlay Enterprise
13(writing the column "Methinks"), the Moultrie County News, and
14the Shelby County News; she wrote poetry and authored and
15published several essays and several local history and family
16history books; and
17    WHEREAS, Pauline Briney was a staunch Democrat and was
18passionate about her town, Findlay; she was elected mayor for 2
19terms; she worked endlessly as mayor to make Findlay and the
20Findlay area all it could be; she was instrumental in the
21initial effort to launch the Eagle Creek Resort and its
22rebirth; she was a member of Faith Covenant Church and the



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1Clarence Bixler American Legion Post #409 Women's Auxiliary,
2both of Findlay; and
3    WHEREAS, Pauline Briney was preceded in death by her
4husband, Ronald; her parents; her brother, Gerald; her sisters,
5Wilma, Lucille, Erma, and Rosie; and her son-in-law, Barry
6Martin; and
7    WHEREAS, Pauline Briney is survived by her children, Connie
8Robinson and Kathy Martin; her 5 grandchildren; her 11
9great-grandchildren; her 5 great-great-grandchildren; her
10sisters, Margie (Joe) Milchman and Corma Cox; and many nieces
11and nephews; therefore, be it
13ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
14Pauline Briney, and extend our sincere condolences to her
15family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
17    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the family of Pauline Briney as an expression of
19our deepest sympathy.