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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 of Murphysboro.

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