DECATUR, Ill. Clara May Joy "Daisy" Cawthon, 87, of Decatur, Ill., formerly of Blue Mound, Ill., passed away at 7:11 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at her residence. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed in Daisy's memory to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625; or the Blue Mound Memorial Library in Blue Mound, Ill. Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is assisting the family with services. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com. Daisy was born Aug. 8, 1931, in Enfield, Ill., the daughter of Oscar and Ethel (Gines) Joy. She graduated from Murray State University and went on to obtain her master's from the University of Illinois. She was a retired middle school teacher from the Blue Mound-Boody School District. She was a member of the Concord Presbyterian Church in Statesville. Daisy was an avid reader, enjoyed baking and sewing. Daisy married Charles E. Cawthon, April 8, 1955. He preceded her in death, June 1, 2011. Surviving are her daughter, Paula Cawthon of Decatur; and her special canine companion, Dixie. Daisy was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

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