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Candy Runyon

June 2, 1971 - July 25, 2021


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    Andria Browning says

    Thinking of you all sending love in this difficult time. Although Candy and I only played together as children (cousins) I remember her pretty blond hair and easy way. And how much she loved kittens. Rest In Peace.

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    Ann Prescott says

    Mike, Damien, and Kirsten,
    I worked with your Moma for many years and she was near and dear to my heart! If y’all need anything, don’t hesitate to call me. Y’all are in my prayers.
    Ann Prescott

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    Amanda Loesch says

    Candy was a wonderful, caring person. She was also an amazing teacher. I was lucky enough to have been one of the few students she taught in the St. Vincent medical assisting school. I am where I am today because of her and for that I will be forever grateful. My heart goes out to her family and friends. She was a gift from god and will be missed greatly.

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    Charles and Joyce Holbrook says

    My wonderful niece Gone to soon, she still had a lot to give. Loved you Candy

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    Chelsee Edrington says

    Candy was my instructor at St. Vincent Hospital for Medical Assisting. She was so sweet, funny, and kind-hearted! She made learning so easy and got me out of my shell when it came to patient care since I have always been shy and boosted my confidence. She also calmed my nerves everytime when it came to blood draws, which was something I feared and now is a breeze. She was a great teacher, mentor, and role model. I am the Medical Assistant I am today because of Candy.

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    Cynthia Chester, AMG RN Navigator says

    Prayers for strength, understanding and peace for family and friends.

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    Jim Maloney says

    It was a pleasure to know you and to work alongside you.
    God Bless you Candy.

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    Myra Wetzel says

    I was fortunate to have met Candy through St. Vincent Medical Group. She was a warm, kind and caring soul. Candy will be missed. Rest In Peace , sweet one.

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    Joan Johnson says

    Candy was an inspiration a and left us too soon. God be with all during this time. Our love, thoughts and prayers are right there with you.
    Love, Joanie + Gib
    Cancer is so limited-
    It cannot cripple Love
    It cannot shatter Hope
    It cannot corrupt Faith
    It cannot destroy Peace
    It cannot destroy friendships
    It cannot suppress Memories
    It cannot silence Courage
    It cannot conquer Spirit
    It cannot invade the Soul or
    Steal Eternal Life

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    Karen Foreman says

    My deepest condolences to you all. Candy hired me to work at Newburgh Family Physicians. She had such a calm and caring attitude. I have many fond memories that I will always treasure.

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Candy Lynn Runyon, 50, passed away on July 25, 2021. She was born on June 2, 1971 to Ralph and Mary (Hart) Runyon in Evansville, Indiana.

Candy was a jack of all trades. She enjoyed learning in a school setting and furthering her medical knowledge. Candy received a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Administration and had been working on her Master’s. She worked as a medical assistant for many years, but most recently has been an office manager for two medical practices in Newburgh, Indiana. Candy also has taught classes at St. Vincent hospital to administration on being a medical assistant. She volunteered at the Red Cross and instructed CPR classes. Candy very much loved and enjoyed all animals; but had a special fondness for cats. She would bring home rescue felines regularly. Candy enjoyed watching the Food Network and cooking for the family. She also liked watching just about every sport. Her love and great sense of humor will be missed by her family as well as anyone who knew her.

Candy is survived by her husband, Michael Nelson; her children, Damien Morell and Kirsten Robertson; her parents, Ralph and Mary Runyon; her brothers, Christopher (Sandra), Craig (Kelly), and Charles (Sara Campos) Runyon; her mother-in-law, Georgia Sloane; her life-long friend, Sarah Meredith; and many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Candy is preceded in death by her grandparents, Edna and Herman Runyon, and great grandparents, George and Esther Simmons.

Sunset Funeral Home will be hosting services for Candy on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Visiting time starts at 5:00PM, with the service to follow at 6:00PM.