Mildred Evelyn (Jackson) Cawthon

Born: Thu., Jul. 19, 1917
Died: Wed., Jan. 15, 2014


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Mon., Jan. 20, 2014
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Mon., Jan. 20, 2014
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Mildred Evelyn Cawthon, 96 of Pittsfield, IL passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Mildred was born in St. Louis, MO on July 19, 1917, a daughter of Samuel and Silvia Mae Pound Jackson.  She married Harold Lyndle Cawthon on December 18, 1933 in St. Louis, MO.  He preceded her in death on March 16, 1981.

Mildred and Harold moved to Pittsfield in the 1930’s and spent the remainder of their lives in Pittsfield.  She worked for the Brown Shoe Factory in Pittsfield for twenty-five years. She loved growing a huge vegetable and flower garden. She made gardening a family affair and enjoyed teaching her children how to grow a garden.  She loved to cook and enjoyed watching and feeding the birds.  Mildred attended the Nazarene Church in Pittsfield.

She is survived by her children; Ronald Lee Cawthon of Normal, IL; Jackie E. Cawthon of Pittsfield, lL; Larry E. (Judy Ann) Cawthon of Bloomington, IL; James D. Cawthon of Perry, IL; Frank H. Cawthon of Pittsfield, IL; Wayne (Peggy) Cawthon of Chambersburg, IL and Karen L. (Robert A.) Dehart of Pittsfield.  Nineteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren survive.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one great grandson, Corbin Patterson, one granddaughter, Amy Hord, daughter-in-law, Lottie Cawthon, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Jon Kroeze officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield.

Memorials are suggested to be made to donor’s choice.  Condolences may be sent to the family at  The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

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Desiree Cawthon
   Posted Fri January 17, 2014

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Eric Cawthon's family.

To a beloved grandmother Love Eric, Desiree, Erika Cawthon

Timothy Cathon
   Posted Fri January 17, 2014

GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN REMEMBERED was sent by Tim, Beth, and Mathew Cawthon.

To the family, I am very sorry for our loss. I think of Grandma very often and very fondly. She was always kind and loving towards us. We all miss her. Love, Tim, Beth and Mathew

BonnieClaus Casteel Long
   Posted Sat January 18, 2014
Larry, Karen, and extended family,
Please know I have your family in my thoughts as you go through this time.
My prayer for you is that you will have peace and comfort in happy memories of your Mother.

Judi Dunham
   Posted Tue January 21, 2014
To Mildred's family - I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was one of my mother's (Dorothy Williams) best friends. They worked together in the Brown Shoe Factory for years. Mom would share Mildred's recipes with Dad and I. They had potlucks at work and your mother always brought such delicious recipes. My mom always held Mildred in high regard. She was a hard worker, and a 56very respectable woman. She was always so pleasant and had a big smile. I feel like I know all of you because mom told stories that Mildred had told her. I personally just know Karen and Wayne, but it's even been years since I've seen you. Weren't we lucky to have had such wonderful moms? They both were jewels. By the way, Wayne, I still can't play the guitar! In Deepest Sympathy, Judi Williams Dunham

Carol Barnes
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I was thinking of you all. I didn't even know until I went back to work after my daughter passed away. Thinking of you all.

Loren Crowder
   Posted Thu February 06, 2014
Frank, Wayne, and families-
I am sorry to have learned of your mom's passing. May God Bless and keep you in this, your time of sorrow.
Loren (Jocko)Crowder

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