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Donna L. Yavorshak

10/23/1930 - 3/8/2018

PEKIN ~ Donna L. Yavorshak, 87 of Pekin, passed away at 3:17 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.

She was born on October 23, 1930 in Clinton, the daughter of Jesse H. and Nina E. (Sullivan) Hudson and was raised in Waynesville.  Donna was the loving wife and soulmate of Donald J. Yavorshak, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 23, 2013.  They shared 66 years of a beautiful marriage. Together in all they did, she was known as Don’s little shadow. 

Donna devoted her life to Don and her children, Connie S. (Dennis) Pericak of Peoria, Kathy A. (Jack) Rinehart of York, PA, Debra K. (Gary) Roberts of Pekin and Donald Joseph (Donna) Yavorshak, Jr. of Pekin.  She was the heart of the family, always there for Don and her children. 

Talented in so many ways, she enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking and providing a loving home for her family. She treasured the time she and Don spent in the mountains around Encampment, Wyoming and all her friends.  She will forever be remembered with love by her family. 

Donna is survived by her children, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Doris (Lynn) Mulvey of Pekin and many nieces and nephews including Susan (Lyman) Miller of Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers and four sisters.

Donna was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Father Michael Andrejek will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Honoring Donna's request, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the National MS Society in lieu of flowers.

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