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“Donna remains one of the most memorable free spirits I have ever encountered. We worked together at the Order of The Golden Rule in Springfield in...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: David Curry - Chicago, IL

“I worked with Donna many years ago at The Order of the Golden Rule (aka SP Wright and Co.) Donna was a vey talented artist. She sat right beside me...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon Randolph - Waverly, IL

“A DEAR FRIEND WILL BE MISSED ALTHOUGH WE HAVENT TALKED EVERY DAY WHEN WE DID IT WAS IF WED NEVER STOPPED.....ILL MISS HER ALL MY PRAYERS TO YOU...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Blake-Jaynes - Greenview, IL

“I met the French Family back in the 60s under tragic circumstances.....Donna had been in a severe automobile accident, in ICU at the hospital and my...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tony Sacco - Springfield, IL

“I am so sorry to hear about Donna. I have many memories growing up in the same neighborhood. My condolences to everyone who loved her. Linda...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Linda Cox - springfield, IL


Donna J. French, 64, of Springfield, died at 2:28 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at her residence. Donna was born January 3, 1948 in Springfield, the daughter of Andrew "Andy" and Theresa Slazas French. Donna was a graduate of Lanphier High School and worked at the Illinois State Museum many years ago. She enjoyed reading, painting and her wildflower garden. She was preceded in death by her father, Andy French and maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Tony Slazas. She is survived by her mother, Theresa French of Springfield; one sister, Andrea (husband, Jerry) Jarvis; one niece, Edie Jarvis, one nephew, Trevor Jarvis and one great-niece, Ella Jarvis. Private family ceremonies were held.

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