BULLET St. Louis City Resolution Number 177
November 16, 2012
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100th Birthday of Marie Helen Tanner

WHEREAS, Marie H. Tanner was born on November 24, 1912 to Ida Theby and Alfred Theby; and

WHEREAS, Marie grew up in the Carondelet neighborhood where she has lived her entire life. Her father was a contractor and built their home in 1915 on Wilmington Ave., where she still resides; and

WHEREAS, Marie attended Woodward Grade School when it consisted of portable buildings and she graduated from Cleveland High School in 1931. After high school she attended hair dressing school, remaining a beautician until she retired; and

WHEREAS, Marie married Eugene Tanner in 1937. Eugene passed away in 1972. They have two sons, Eugene A. Tanner and Alfred D. Tanner, five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Marie is a 78 year member of Eastern Star and still attends regularly. She is a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church of which she joined in 1953 when it was Kingshighway United Methodist Church. For many years she was the communion steward; and

WHEREAS, Marie delivered meals on wheels for 25 years until she stopped driving 5 years ago.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause in our deliberations to congratulate Mary Helen Tanneron the occasion of her 100th Birthday and we wish her continued peace, good health and happiness and we further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honoree at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.

Introduced on the 16th day of November, 2012 by:

Honorable Thomas Albert Villa, Alderman 11th Ward

Adopted this the 16th day of November, 2012 as attested by:

David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen

Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen

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