Avis Ellen Cardwell, 84, of Murphysboro
passed away at 8:40am on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Murphysboro.
Avis was born on September 18, 1928 in Olney, IL., a daughter to
the late John B. and Sarah Ellen (Drone) Wathen. Avis spent her
early years in Gorham, IL. and moved to Murphysboro in 1941. She was
united in marriage to William E. “Shorty” Cardwell in Murphysboro on
September 27, 1946; William preceded her in death on December 26,
1995. Avis was a life-long member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in
Murphysboro; she was a retired certified court reporter for the
First Judicial Circuit courts in Jackson County. She was a member
of the D.A.R. and a volunteer for numerous organizations in the
community of Murphysboro and St. Andrew Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass will be held at
11:00am on Saturday, August 31, 2013
at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysboro; Father Gary
Gummersheimer will officiate, burial will follow at St. Andrew
Cemetery in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from
5 to 8pm on Friday at Crawshaw
Funeral Home in Murphysboro. Memorials are encouraged and may be
made to St. Andrew Catholic Church or to St. Andrews School.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law; Debbie and Steve
Glodo and Gaye and Jay Youngman all of Murphysboro, four
grandchildren; Sarah (Cody) Muhs of Newton, IA., Josh (Angie) Glodo
of Festus, MO., Beth (Matt) Brooks of Murphysboro, and Matt
(Jessica) Youngman of Washburn, IL., 8 great grandchildren; Danielle
and Madison Glodo, Owen and Cameron Muhs, Logan and Tait Youngman,
Cade and Cash Brooks, one great-great granddaughter; Abmerlynn Glodo.
Avis is also survived by her life-long friend; Phyllis Borgsmiller