Candace “Candy” L. Owens, 67, of College Corner, Ohio, formerly of Connersville, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022.

She was born February 2, 1955, one of eight children of Robert Lee and Janice Lee Doub Gough, and she was a 1973 graduate of Connersville High School.

For over 20 years, she was the secretary and bookkeeper at Arrow Gas of Rushville and then at Murphy’s Gas for several years. Recently she had been employed at the Union County School Corporation.

She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Her pride and joy was hosting special activities for her family and spending time with them.

Survivors include two children, Jason (Karen) Graves and Nicole (Paul) Martin of Connersville; her companion, John Seibert of College Corner, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Chandler, Conner, Candace, Catherine, Logan, Cole, Kendall, and Kaelynn; two children by marriage, Terry and Shelby Owens; John’s children and grandchildren, which became her own, Eric, Brett, Brittany, Kamdyn, Lauren, Jase, and Lane; her siblings, Robbie (Diane) Gough, Terry Gough, Kim (Brad) Wilson, Karen Leach, Kevin (Judy) Gough, Todd (Donna) Gough, and Shane (Lora) Gough, all of Connersville; and her former husband and father of her children, Ron Graves of Connersville. She is also blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Besides her parents, Bob and Janice Gough, she was preceded in death by a husband, Steve Owens; a brother, Mike Gough; two special nieces, Jennifer Davidson and Angelisa Lostutter; an infant nephew, Gabriel Leach; and infant nieces, Lacey and Chelsea Leach.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church where the rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 1:00 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Candy to the Jennifer (Gough) Davidson Memorial Fund for St. Gabriel School.

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