Mrs. Lillie “Marie” Cavatorta, 104, of Tovey, Ill. passed from this life at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.
She was born in Benton, Ill. May 20, 1916 the daughter of Commie and Mae (Overturf) Dixon. She married Leander Curtis Byers December 27, 1932 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death. Marie later married Joseph Cavatorta August 18, 1945 and he preceded her in death March 12, 1997.
Mrs. Cavatorta was a faithful member of Kincaid Baptist Church. She loved to cook and was so proud when she turned 100, and the Village of Tovey named a street after her.
Surviving are a son Joseph and wife Sharon Cavatorta, Jr. of Mt. Carmel, Ill. and a daughter Betty Wise of Tovey, Ill., eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, a brother Earl (Norma) Dixon of Morrisonville, Ill. along with many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, two sons Leander Jr and Curtis Lee, a daughter Sharon, a brother John and two sisters Waunita and Colleen.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, Ill. Rev. Louis Kunz will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation for Mrs. Lillie “Marie” Cavatorta will be held from 10 am until 12 noon Thursday at Masterson’s in Kincaid.