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 Cordia Leon “Cordie” Cavener

Cordia Leon “Cordie” Cavener

Duenweg, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Death 23 Oct 1964 (aged 52)
Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri, USA
Burial Fidelity, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6280940 · View Source
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Cordia Leon “Cordie” Cavener was born 14 Sep 1912 in Duenweg, Jasper County, MO to Joseph Larkin “Joe” and Fannie Pendleton Cavener. He lived in Duenweg all of his life.

His father passed away 26 Jun 1916 in Joplin, Jasper County, MO. Cordie, his four brothers, two nieces, and one nephew where raised by his mother, Fannie Pendleton Cavener, and her second husband, Joseph P “Pete” Cantrell.

Cordie married Colleen Ida Coyne 05 Jan 1935 in Jasper County, MO. He retired as a driller.

Cordie passed away Friday, 23 Oct 1964, at the Missouri State Sanitarium in Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, MO. He had been ill for some time.

Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Stone Cemetery east of Duenweg.

Preceded in death by: his father, Joseph Larkin “Joe” Cavener; his mother, Fannie Pendleton Cavener Cantrell; his step-father, Joseph P “Pete” Cantrell; two brothers: James Orville and Virgil Willis Cavener; and a sister-in-law, Rosa Ellen “Rosie” Case Cavener.

Survived by: wife, Colleen Ida Coyne Cavener Smith; one daughter; two grandchildren; two brothers: Forrest Walter and Morris Elwood “Elwood” Cavener; two nieces: Corrine Louise Cavener Boyd and Gloria Cavener Dodwell; and one nephew: Joseph Andrew Cavener .

Obituaries - Joplin Globe; Joplin, MO; 24 Oct 1964 and 25 Oct 1964, family knowledge, and Public Records

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Gravesite Details Son of Fannie Cavener Cantrell.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6280940
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cordia Leon “Cordie” Cavener (14 Sep 1912–23 Oct 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6280940, citing Stone Cemetery, Fidelity, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .