Candace (Candy) M. Wilson

On Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2010, Candace M. Wilson joined the family circle at God's throne. Born on Sept. 17, 1953, in Greenfield, as the only daughter of the late Frederick and Thelma Miller, Candace was 57 years old at the time of passing.

She was a lifelong resident of rural Indiana, and made her home in the rolling, wooded hills east of Knightstown.

Candy, as she was known to family and friends, was a remarkable woman. She found joy, fulfillment, and God's meaning in the simplest side of life-baling hay on a summer day, roasting hot dogs over a crackling fire, relishing the love of family on holidays and Sunday dinners, strolling quietly along a creek bank, watching the moon rise in a frosty fall sky. In these things and many others, Candy showed the innocence and wonder that too often is left behind in childhood. It was her gift to remain awed and inspired by God's creation as an adult.

Educated, trained, credentialed, and likely destined to be a nurse, Candy displayed an unparalleled work ethic and capacity for care-giving. During her 30-year nursing career, Candy worked in various departments in the hospital including Intensive Care, Emergency Room and Transplant Unit. She served 20 of those years as Nursing Supervisor at Henry County Hospital. She showed tenderness for the most vulnerable, including the very young, the very old, and pets and animals of all kinds. Candy was known far and wide for her reliability, steadfastness, and determination. These were the qualities that made her an extraordinary wife, mother, and sister.

Candy is survived by her husband, Dr. James Wilson and by their four-year-old triplets, Abraham, Daniel, and Noah. "The boys," as their mother often called them, came to be the defining element of Candy's life. The surviving husband and sons live in Knightstown. Surviving also are Candy's three brothers, Thomas, Mark, and Daniel, along with sisters-in-law and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Candy was a devout Christian and a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ. And so the single life that touched hundreds of lives on earth rejoices in the better home awaiting, with those gone before. There she will wait for those of us to come.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Wilkinson Church of Christ. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the church, with Sr. Minister Ryan McCarty and uncles, Wayne and Fred Harting, officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Abraham, Noah, and Daniel Wilson Educational Scholarship Fund with envelopes available at the church or funeral home.

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