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Full Text of SR0603  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Donna Vonachen Abdnour of Peoria, who
4passed away on October 25, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Donna Abdnour was born to Donald and Patricia
6(Clark) Vonachen on October 7, 1960; she graduated from
7Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute in Peoria in 1978 and
8from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa; she married Frank
9Abdnour on October 15, 1994; and
10    WHEREAS, Donna Abdnour had a career in banking and finance
11until she married Frank and became co-owner of their business,
12The Spotted Cow; when they sold their business, she became his
13right hand in his political campaign and with their many
14charitable contributions in the community; and
15    WHEREAS, Donna Abdnour and Frank were longtime members of
16St. Thomas Parish, where they were married and had their
17children baptized and attend school; she was greatly involved
18in the church and her children's activities at the school; her
19life revolved around her Catholic faith and her love for her
20family; her caring and nurturing ways were felt by all in her
21extended family and by her many friends; she had a way of
22making each person feel special and cared for in every



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1situation; she had a smile that lit every room she entered and
2a heart full of love; and
3    WHEREAS, Donna Abdnour was preceded in death by her
4parents; and
5    WHEREAS, Donna Abdnour is survived by her husband, Frank;
6her children, Sydney and Noah Abdnour; her siblings, James
7(Jeanne) Vonachen, Richard (Consuelo) Vonachen, Diane (Bimbo)
8Pietro, Mary Jo (Mike) Williams, Julie Vonachen, and Karen
9(Dave) Ellbogen; and numerous nieces and nephews that all had
10a special place in the life of "Aunt Donna"; therefore, be it
12ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
13Donna Vonachen Abdnour and extend our sincere condolences to
14her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
16    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17presented to the family of Donna Abdnour as an expression of
18our deepest sympathy.