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Marjorie Eileen "Marda" Dorris Cavins
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1932
Death: Aug. 19, 2011

Marjorie "Marda" (Simmons) Cavins

Evansville, Ind.
Marjorie "Marda" Eileen (Simmons) Cavins, 78, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at Columbia Health Care Center.

Marda was born in Evansville, Indiana on November 28, 1932.

Marjorie had a loving and caring heart, she was a foster care mother who was a state level advocate for foster care. She worked as a nurse for Welborn Hospital and several doctor offices around Evansville. She owned her own upholstery shop and restaurant, and was a clown for Smiles Unlimited.

Marda is survived by her husband of 59 years, Daniel C. Cavins, daughters, Danetta Ohning, Dawn Schaefer, all of Evansville, sons, Daniel K. Cavins of Petersburg, IN, David Cavins of Evansville, IN, Drew Cavins of Evansville, IN, George Vasquez of WI, sister, Lois Schuler of ND, 9 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Marda is preceded in death by her parents, Ora Mae (Brown) and Ernest Dorris, a son, Christopher Cavins in 2007, and sisters, Betty Miles and Judith Dorris.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday, August 22, 2011 at Browning Funeral Home and from 9:00 AM until service time on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the , Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Ln. Ste. 401 Louisville, KY 40205-3284.
Condolences may be made online at

Published in Courier Press on August 21, 2011 
Family links: 
  Daniel Clinton Cavins (1932 - 2015)*
  Christopher Daniel Cavins (1986 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Aug 20, 2011
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Marjorie Eileen Marda <i>Dorris</i> Cavins
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