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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Coroner Cinda J. Edwards of Springfield,
4who passed away along with her husband on January 28, 2020; and
5    WHEREAS, Cinda Edwards was born in Springfield to Kenneth
6and Eloise (Collins) Janssen on October 9, 1956; she graduated
7from Glenwood High School in 1974; she attended Lincoln Land
8Community College and earned an associate's degree in nursing
9in 1979; she married Frank E. Edwards on January 15, 1983; she
10later received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Sangamon
11State University in 1989; and
12    WHEREAS, Cinda Edwards worked as a nurse at Priority Care
13from 1984 until 2011; she was appointed Sangamon County Coroner
14in 2011; she loved what she did and took pride in making the
15Coroner's office the best it could be; alongside her husband,
16she owned and operated Springfield Auto Body and Towing from
172005 onwards; and
18    WHEREAS, Cinda Edwards was involved in several local
19organizations, such as the Sangamon County Republicans; she
20also held a number of leadership roles, including serving as
21past president for the Illinois Coroner's Association and as
22president for her final two years as a member of the Lincoln



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1Land Community College Board of Trustees; and
2    WHEREAS, Cinda Edwards loved to play tennis and enjoyed
3boating; she especially loved her family and their beloved
4doodle, Lily, as well as their rescue dog, Nicky; and
5    WHEREAS, Cinda Edwards was preceded in death by her
6parents; and
7    WHEREAS, Cinda Edwards is survived by her son, Alex
8Edwards; her sister-in-law, Judy Rich; her nieces, Nancianne
9(Mark) Knipfer and Sheri (Douglas) Iwanicki; her great-nieces,
10Julia Knipfer, Abby Knipfer, and Madi Iwanicki; her
11great-nephew, Gabe Iwanicki; her uncle, Hubert J. Collins; and
12her cousins, Steve Collins and Kathy Hernandez; therefore, be
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16Coroner Cinda J. Edwards and extend our sincere condolences to
17her family, 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 Cinda Edwards as an expression of
21our deepest sympathy.