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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Donna Lee Tammen of Charleston,
4formerly of Gilman, who passed away on December 28, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Donna Tammen was born to Walter Ellsworth Pence
6and Martha Leona (Gerdes) Pence on June 1, 1946; she graduated
7from Gilman High School in 1964; she earned her cosmetology
8license from Skokie Beauty School; she was previously married
9to Jim Tammen; and
10    WHEREAS, Donna Tammen was a hairstylist for over six
11decades, working first at her salon, Donna's Hair Creations,
12and later at Sassy Scissors in Charleston; and
13    WHEREAS, Donna Tammen dedicated her time to charitable
14events and volunteered her talents as a hairstylist at Adams
15Funeral Chapel; and
16    WHEREAS, Donna Tammen was a devoted member of St. Charles
17Borromeo Catholic Church; she was a member of Cosmetologists
18Illinois EAST Central and the Illinois Torchbearer Lambda
19#T04402 Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, where she also served as
20vice president; she belonged to a group comprised of fellow
21Gilman High School graduates called Girls of 64; and



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1    WHEREAS, Donna Tammen loved her family, actively
2supporting her sons in their sports endeavors and eagerly
3spending time in her grandchildren's company; she recently
4explored the Caribbean Islands on her inaugural cruise; she
5was an avid collector of owls and a fan of the Chicago Cubs,
6the Fighting Illini, and the Chicago Bears; and
7    WHEREAS, Donna Tammen was preceded in death by her parents
8and her brothers, Terry Pence and Ronnie Pence; and
9    WHEREAS, Donna Tammen is survived by her sons, Brad
10(Tammy) Tammen and Doug (Abby) Tammen; her grandchildren,
11Adalida, Camden, Layla, Ava, and Emily; several nieces and
12nephews; and numerous cousins; therefore, be it
14ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
15Donna Lee Tammen and extend our sincere condolences to her
16family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
18    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19presented to the family of Donna Tammen as an expression of our
20deepest sympathy.