DECEMBER 13, 1921 - MARCH 14, 1988

Charles Hayden Cavinee, 66, Osawatomie, died Monday, March 14, 1988, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Beagle, the youngest child of James Hayden and Nora Marie Kizer Cavinee. His parents died when he was very young and he was raised by his grandparents and his uncle. He graduated from the Osawatomie High School in the Class of 1939.

Mr. Caviness began working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Osawatomie. He was with the railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1982 as a mechanical superintendent. During that time he had worked in Osawatomie, Kansas City, Little Rock, Ark., Fort Worth, Texas, and St. Louis, Mo.

He was married in Olathe on Sept. 15, 1945, to Roberta Elizabeth Murdock.

During World War II he served with the United States Navy for about four years. He was in the Philippine Liberation Effort and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Cavinee was a member of Elks Lodge 921 of Osawatomie, the American Legion Miami Post 156 of Paola, the Masonic Lodge of Overland Park and the Scottish Rite Temple and the Scimitar Shrine, both of Little Rock.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roberta Cavinee of the home; a daughter, Jamie, the wife of Tom Fanning of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Marshall of Paola, and Mrs. Bernardine Cockran of Parker; and a stepgranddaughter.

The services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. The Rev. Jessie Scaggs officiated. The music was provided by Mrs. Jean Nickell and a Masonic service was given by I. H. McMchon and Glenn Ricketts.

The burial was in the Beagle Cemetery. The pallbearers were Charles Freeman, Ben Wiggins, Frank Ingram, Robert Hampton, Lee Chancellor, and Dale Koontz.

Memorials were given to the American Cancer Society.

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