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Full Text of SR0101  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Ruth Lee Doerr of Bethalto, who passed
4away on February 16, 2013; and
5    WHEREAS, Ruth Lee Doerr was born on January 25, 1911, in
6Gibbson Country, Tennessee; her parents were Albert Sidney and
7Lula Mae (Ramsey) Hutchinson; she married William "Hoot" Doerr
8on July 12, 1930, in New Albany, Mississippi; and
9    WHEREAS, Ruth Lee Doerr graduated from Vardaman High
10School; she subsequently began working for the Olin Corporation
11as a tool clerk for 35 years until her retirement in 1976; she
12also worked as an assistant for the Bethalto City Clerk from
131957 to 1977 with her husband; and
14    WHEREAS, Ruth Lee Doerr was the oldest member of the
15Bethalto United Methodist Church, where she has been a member
16since 1931; she was also a Bethalto United Methodist Church
17Historian, taught Sunday school for more than 40 years, sang in
18the choir, and was a member and teacher of the friendship
19class; and
20    WHEREAS, Ruth Lee Doerr served as a volunteer at the
21Bethalto Museum; she was a member of the Wood River Area Garden



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1Club for 24 years, a charter member of the Women's Club of
2Bethalto, and a board member of the Bethalto Spirit; she was
3also a member of the community choir of Bethalto for 10 years
4and volunteered at the Alton Crisis Center for more than 30
5years; and
6    WHEREAS, Ruth Lee Doerr was preceded in death by her
7husband; her parents; her sisters, Rubye Hickman, Elizabeth
8Hill, Emma Cargill, and Maimie Burleson; and her brother,
9Eligah Hutchison; and
10    WHEREAS, Ruth Lee Doerr is survived by her son and
11daughter-in-law, Gary and Diane Doerr; her grandchildren,
12Kristine (Matt) Cleland, Victoria (Josh) Peck, Nicholas
13(Francesca) Doerr, and Stephen Doerr; and her
14great-grandchildren, Miranda, Avery, Miles, Penny, Max, Jake,
15and another great-grandchild on the way; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
18her family and friends, the passing of Ruth Lee Doerr; and be
19it further
20    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
21presented to the family of Ruth Lee Doerr as an expression of
22our sympathy.