Graveside services for Janet Cawvey, 87, Fair Grove, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2023, at State Line Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cawvey passed away due to natural causes on March 31, 2023 surrounded by family in Fair Grove, Missouri.
Janet Lou was born April 19, 1935 to Milton and Irene Bridgman in Somerset, Kentucky. She had a strong faith and was a member of First General Baptist Church in West Plains prior to moving to Fair Grove in 2020 where she joined Faith Freewill Baptist Church. Janet spent her childhood in Kentucky and Illinois. She met the love of her life, Marshall Cawvey, after moving to Moko, Arkansas in 1951. Marshall was home visiting his family prior to deployment to Korea with the United States Army. They were married on May 22, 1953, just a few weeks after Marshall returned from Korea. Together they provided a loving home to their six children in the Glenwood community. Janet was a doting mother to her kids, always serving as a home room mother and participating in every PTA event that came along. She made sure the kids were always in Sunday School and on their best behavior when out of the house. Her dining room was always open to visiting friends and in later years, she did her best to spoil her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Janet has now reunited in Heaven with Marshall and three of her children, Craig, Sheila, and Marsha.
She leaves behind two daughters, Terri Tomlinson (Brian) and Robin Torretta (Terry); one son, Von (Jan); eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind Marshall’s sister, Fern Duke, in Michigan.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. The family is grateful for the loving care provided over the past two years by Ollie Holloway and the support provided by Seasons Hospice over the past few months. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation through to Stateline Cemetery or the hospice organization of your choice which may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
April 3, 2023 @ 5:05 pm
Von and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. The Birthday Girls missed Janet when she was unable to come and then when she moved away. We are keeping your family in our prayers.
Teresa eldringhoff romans
April 3, 2023 @ 5:07 pm
Teri and family, so very sad for your loss.
April 4, 2023 @ 6:27 pm
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sherri and Craig Cromer
April 3, 2023 @ 6:08 pm
So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful lady. She and Effie Lou were who took me to church camp the very first time I was allowed to go. Wonderful memories
Mike and Diana Pace
April 3, 2023 @ 6:16 pm
We are keeping all of the family in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences.
April 3, 2023 @ 6:26 pm
Loved this woman. However, she did keep me on my toes. Lol
April 4, 2023 @ 3:58 pm
Terri and Family, I am so sorry for your loss!!! Your mom was a very sweet lady.
April 4, 2023 @ 7:36 pm
Terri/Brian, Robin/Terry, and Von/Jan & Families,
My parents, Norris/Ivene Cozort, and I express our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of your Mother/Grandmother, Janet. She was a wonderful caring individual who had a wonderful sense of humor plus her beautiful smile. She will be missed. At this time we will be keeping all of you in our daily prayers and thoughts. May God provide each of you comfort, encouragement, strength, and peace. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
April 7, 2023 @ 6:57 am
Prayers for comfort. Thank you for sharing your parents with us. Uncle Marvin and aunt Louise were wonderful friends for years. May God bless you and your family
April 7, 2023 @ 8:51 am
Terri, Robin & Family
Learning this morning of your loss, my heart and prayers are with you all. I can not express in words, the sadness I feel. Janet was one of the most wonderful ladies I ever knew. Her christianity, caring & loving presence graced anyone that ever met or knew her. She will always be a reminder in my memories, as to how blessed I was , to have known & loved her. Pease accept my deepest sympathy & prayers.