CJ so many special memories working with her in Spectrum Health Pediatric Sleep Center.. On holidays she would come and join my family to celebrate as she lived fa from her family.
Over the years we have shared so many stories. She was a very special friend.
Laura, we’re so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Hugs to you, your family and all who loved her. 💔❤️
Aunt Nean was one of a kind. Her huge smile could light up the room! I especially loved the times when Mom, Aunt Sue and Aunt Nean were together as the harmony of their voices in song, would fill the room, and bring goosebumps all over, what sweet sweet sounds. I can only imagine the choir in heaven with the three of them together again. Love and prayers to Mona, Brett and Laura, Their mom was one special lady. Miss you aunt Nean Jill
Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. I only met CJ a few times through my late husband Jay Ayers, and she was always so sweet. I miss her commenting on my Facebook posts. 😞
I have to say that Aunt Nean’s shirt pretty much says it all. She always had a great sense of humor that could sometimes go right to the edge. Mona, Brett, and Laura – I’m very sorry for your loss. I included a picture of the Haynie girls – I’ll bet they’re having a hoot.
Love to you all, Scott
Candis Jeanine Halsey (Haynie) was known as “CJ” by those who knew her. Those that loved her called her mom, Nene, Jeanine, Nana, and Grandma. But no one called her “Candy”.
CJ loved music, singing, movies, theatre, and books. Road trips with her always included harmonizing and playing the alphabet game. She was famous for her back, neck, and shoulder massages. She was the “FUN” mom.
CJ attended both Reitz and North High School. She was involved with both theatre and choir. She attended class reunions for both schools.
She graduated from IUPUI and worked in the medical field for over 42 years. She was a Respiratory Therapist and later a Sleep Lab Technician. She loved to work in the NICU and the children’s ward in the Grand Rapids, MI area.
Upon retiring in 2006, she returned to Evansville, IN to be closer to her family. Her declining health caused her to move into assisted living this past year. Her family was able to visit with her often.
CJ passed away in Hospice on her 83rd birthday attended by her family.
CJ is survived by her stepmother Sue Horn, and her children Mona Nally, Bret McCutchan, and Laura Padgett. She will be missed by her grandchildren Jaimie DeGraff, Tamara Tallman, Karlie Padgett, Paige Padgett; great-grandchildren Garland VI, Brodie, and Evan Tallman, and extended family Tara McInnis and children Lyndy, Michael, and Jon and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 am until the time of service at 12 pm on Friday, August 4, 2023, at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
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