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Donna Vonachen Abdnour

October 7, 1960 October 25, 2021
Donna  Vonachen Abdnour
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We come together, family and friends, to celebrate a life well lived by the most amazing woman: wife, mother, sister, aunt, in-law, and friend. A smile that lit up each and every room she entered with a heart so full of love and most importantly a person of great Faith and service to our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Donna Vonachen Abdnour passed into Heaven’s gates after a long and courageous battle with cancer on October25, 2021 at her home in Peoria. She was born on Oct. 7, 1960 to Donald and Patricia (Clark) Vonachen; they preceded her in death. Donna married Frank Abdnour on Oct. 15, 1994. Surviving are Frank, their two children, Sydney Abdnour and Noah Abdnour, as well as 6 siblings: James Vonachen (Jeanne), Richard Vonachen (Consuelo), Diane Pietro (Bimbo), Mary Jo Williams (Mike), Julie Vonachen, and Karen Ellbogen (Dave). Between the Abdnour and Vonachen families are countless nieces and nephews that all had a special place in the life of “Aunt Donna.”
Donna’s life revolved around her Catholic faith and love for her family, always making Frank, Sydney, and Noah the center of that love. Her caring and nurturing ways were felt by all extended families and her many friends. She had a way of making each person feel special and cared for in every situation.
A 1978 graduate of Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute in Peoria, Donna then graduated from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa. Her career led her to banking and finance until she married Frank and became co- owner of their business, The Spotted Cow. When they sold the business, she became Frank’s right-hand in his political campaign and their many charitable contributions in the community. Even as her health declined she continued to offer support and guidance to her children, family and friends.
The Abdnour’s are longtime members of St. Thomas Parish, where Frank and Donna were married, and their children were baptized and went to school. She was greatly involved in the church and her children’s activities at the school.
Services will be held Wednesday November 3, 2021 at St. Thomas. The family will receive visitors from 9am to 11:45am with mass following at Noon. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria Friendship House, and St. Thomas Parish.
Friends may sign the online guestbook by logging on to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Nov

9:00 AM 11/3/2021 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/3/2021 12:00:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Wednesday

3

Nov

12:00 PM 11/3/2021 12:00:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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