Candace J. Hedington, 79, died Dec. 29, 2016 at home. She was surrounded by her husband Delbert, her children and her loving dog, Susie. She had been ill the past few months.
Candace was born Jan. 31, 1937, at Etna Green to Harley “Hod” and Lela Fern (Taylor) Mellott. She was a lifelong resident and attended Etna Green High School. Candace retired in 2001 from Kinder’s Manufacturing of Warsaw. She also was a “Red Hat Lady”; a member of the Thimble Club of Etna Green and attended Warsaw Community Church.
Candace enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, camping, traveling, dominos, playing euchre and watching her hummingbirds. But most of all she enjoyed her family. She will greatly be missed by all who knew her.
On Jan. 30, 1954, she joined in marriage to Delbert Hedington at Warsaw; he survives along with their children: Randy (Yolanda) Hedington of Warsaw; Rodney (Shari) Hedington of Mentone; Tonya (Mrs. Jeff) Satoski of Warsaw; and Ray (Laurie) Hedington of Plymouth. She was further blessed with nine grandchildren: Erica (Todd) Pace, Gregory (Kirsta) Hedington, Clint (Tara) Hedington, Ryan (Christy) Hedington, Tera (Jake) Neer, Bryan (Tara) Wong, Jordan Satoski, Brant (Gentry) Hedington and Cameron Hedington; fifteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters: Joy Dickson-Music of Warsaw and Jane (Mrs. George) Smith of Sierra Vista, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Jerry, Jackie, Jim and Mellott.
No visitation is planned at this time. A memorial service will be determined at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Kosciusko County Home Care and Hospice, 1515 Provident Drive Suite 250 Warsaw, IN 46580 or National Pancreatic Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1848 Longmont, CO 80502
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services.