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Full Text of SR1245  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Dennis DeToye; and
4    WHEREAS, Dennis DeToye taught for over 35 years; he spent
5his entire teaching career as an art teacher and Art Department
6Chair at Edwardsville High School; and
7    WHEREAS, After retirement, Dennis DeToye would spend
8several hours a day, often long into the night, working on
9large-scale portraits; his paintings have hung in several
10galleries in the St. Louis region; he purchased close to 100
11pieces of student artwork, which he later donated back to
12Edwardsville High School; he and his wife filled their home
13with his work and the work of other local and regional artists;
14he was proud of the part he played in finding a home for the
15Edwardsville Art Center in Edwardsville High School and was
16humbled when the student gallery at the Center was named in his
17honor; and
18    WHEREAS, Dennis DeToye served as Mayor of Edwardsville; he
19had a positive impact on the growth and development of
20Edwardsville and was especially proud that his name is on the
21plaque dedicating the new wing of the Edwardsville Public
22Library; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dennis DeToye loved ESIC Baptist Church and served
2as deacon and trustee there for years; at various times in his
3life, he was also an airplane pilot, a football coach, a
4community theater performer, a Student Council Advisor, a world
5traveler, an unpublished novelist, a bicyclist, an activist,
6and a best friend; and
7    WHEREAS, Dennis DeToye was the best husband and best friend
8to his wife, Lela; he was a devoted and loving father to his
9daughters, Anne and Kate; he was a role model for his
10sons-in-law, Cody Moore and Zac Friederich; he was a proud and
11doting grandfather for Emma and Joey Moore and Olive
12Friederich; therefore, be it
14ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
15Dennis DeToye, and extend our sincere condolences to his
16family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
18    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19presented to the family of Dennis DeToye as an expression of
20our deepest sympathy.