Frances L. Cavness

Frances L. Cavness

Frances L. Cavness, 63, of Grand Tower, and formerly of Wolf Lake, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at her home.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1957, in Carbondale, a daughter of Jack Ray Taylor and Sandra Jean Spicer.  

She married Roger Dale Cavness on July 20, 1977. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2016, after 38 years of marriage.  

Mrs. Cavness was a longtime employee of Dyno-Nobel in Wolf Lake. She loved chickens and roosters, visiting with her friends at the Duck Inn Tavern, which is her family owned and operated restaurant, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Cavness of Grand Tower; her son, Nathan (Dianna) Smith of Anna; her father, Jack Taylor of West Frankfort; four grandchildren, Darien LeFevre of Grand Tower, Blake H. LeFevre of Jonesboro, Amber Smith and Justin Smith, both of Anna; one great-grandson, Ryker Dale Ford; two sisters, Debra Norman of Versailles, Mo., and Jackie Taylor of West Frankfort; her special, dear friends, Marilyn “Hag” Cripps, Rhonda Robertson and Retha Clover; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She had three fur babies, Cricket, Violet and Buttercup.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Spicer; her husband, Roger Cavness; one sister, Sherri Briese; and her granddaughter, Haleigh Slusher.

Funeral services were held at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at noon, with the Rev. Jack Thornton officiating.  

Interment was in Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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