Janet Phyllis Cavins


MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Janet Phyllis Cavins, 81, of Murphysboro, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on March 17, 2019, at DuQuoin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, DuQuoin, Ill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating.  Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.  Visitation will be held from 10–11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to River to River Assisted Living, Murphysboro.

Janet was born on November 1, 1937, in DuQuoin, the daughter of Carl and Della (Hazemeyer) Rodely.  She married Edward Harlan Cavins August 26, 1957, in DuQuoin.  He passed away on March 16, 2000.

Survivors include her son,  Grant (Lydia) Cavins, Springfield; two granddaughters,  Melissa Cavins and Sarah Cavins, both of Clinton; five great-grandchildren,  MaKenna, Hunter, Lucy, Persephone, and Heath; sisters,  June Smith, DuQuoin; Cecile Melvin, DuQuoin; and Paulette Wheatley, DuQuoin; several nieces and nephews including her favorite nieces, Theresa Rodely, DuQuoin, and Crystal Kempfer, Coulterville, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Edward “Eddie” Eugene Cavins; daughter, Della Margaret Cavins; siblings,Carl Rodely, May Sgroi, Loris Rodely, Marcine Cerne, and Gledith Chapman.

Janet enjoyed crafts and Bingo.  She especially loved being with her sisters.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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