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Legislation #: 011754 Introduction Date: 12/20/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 12/20/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Congratulating Sellie and Marian Truitt on their 60th wedding anniversary.

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12/20/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 011754

 

Congratulating Sellie and Marian Truitt on their 60th wedding anniversary.

 

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Sellie Truitt, Jr., will commemorate the joyous occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary on December 26, 2001; and

 

WHEREAS, the actual celebration of the event will be on December 30, 2001, at the Alpha Phi Alpha Building at 2915 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri, from 6:00-10:00 p.m.; and

 

WHEREAS, the young couple met in June 1939 at a Band Concert; and

 

WHEREAS, this union blessed them with four lovely children: Rosalind Carole Fehr, Marilyn Elaine Dorsey, Norwood S. Truitt and Cheryl Ann Black (deceased); and

 

WHEREAS, Sellie rejected an offer to play baseball with Buck ONeils K.C. Monarchs and Jackie Robinson but signed with the Kings of Rhythm dance orchestra during the era of Count Basie, Andy Kirk, Duke Ellington, Harlan Leonard, Charlie Parker, and other Jazz greats, performing at Lincoln Hall, Blue Room, Casa Fiesta and night spots locally and out of town; and

 

WHEREAS, Sellies record is further highlighted by more than three decades of leadership as a community activist, inventor, composer, prior to and following his retirement in 1974. He is serving on the board of Council of Elders at the Genesis Charter School in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, his loving wife, Marian, an exemplary homemaker, devoted mother/ grandmother, supporter of Sellie, for without Marians support many of Sellies accomplishments would not be possible and she has served as a guiding light to her aforementioned children, grandchildren, Christopher Eugene, Rashad James, Aria LaShonda, Norwood Sellie, Jr., Lauren Elyse Dorsey, Matthew Steven Fehr and great-grandchildren, Davion Tyler and Rashad James, Jr.; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Sellie and Marian Truitt on their 60th wedding anniversary; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to Sellie and Marian Truitt with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council for many more years of marriage.

 

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