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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Mary Fern Ingram of Rossville, who
4passed away on October 28, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Mary Ingram was born to Jesse E. and Ferne
6(Dines) Sizelove in Bismarck on March 28, 1923; she married
7Robert N. Ingram in Danville on January 21, 1946; and
8    WHEREAS, Mary Ingram worked as a switchboard operator in
9Bismarck; during World War II, her family moved to
10Indianapolis where she worked at the Chevrolet factory making
11tank parts; she worked most summers at Stokely-Van Camp and
12worked part time at the post office; and
13    WHEREAS, Mary Ingram was a member of the Rossville United
14Methodist Church; she was also a member of the American Legion
15Auxiliary for 60 years and the Women of the Moose for 59 years,
16as well as the VFW Auxiliary; and
17    WHEREAS, Mary Ingram was a great cook who was known for her
18fried chicken, potato salad, and chop suey; she enjoyed doing
19puzzles, reading, gardening, and embroidery; she also enjoyed
20going to auctions and collecting antiques; she loved her
21family very much and dedicated her life to them; and



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1    WHEREAS, Mary Ingram was preceded in death by her husband;
2her parents; one daughter, DeAnna; one brother, Bill; and one
3son-in-law, Sam Browne; and
4    WHEREAS, Mary Ingram is survived by eight daughters,
5Sheila Browne (Scott Sprague), Sherry (Allen) Decker, Bobbette
6(Kenneth) Gammon, Pamela (Gene) Rife, Donna (Rick) White, Mary
7Jo (Bob) Ray, Cheryl (Mike) Peters, and Jackie (Steve) Maden;
8one son, Robert J. (Kim) Ingram; two sons-in-law, Fred
9Sprinkle and Don Van Gieson; one sister-in-law, Donna
10Sizelove; her 20 grandchildren; her 30 great-grandchildren
11with three on the way; her seven great-great-grandchildren
12with one on the way; and her many nieces and nephews, including
13her special niece, Angie Sizelove Shirk; therefore, be it
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16Mary Fern Ingram and extend our sincere condolences to her
17family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Mary Ingram as an expression of our
21deepest sympathy.