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Candace Lynn Hawkes 55 of Columbia, died at her home on Wednesday December 9, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2015 at New Life Christian Church, 1300 Blue Ridge Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202. Candace was born November 11, 1960 in Boonville to Leonard and Marsha Hawkes She decided what she wanted to do with her life at a very young age and stuck with it throughout her entire life. She graduated from Central Missouri University in Warrensburg with a Bachelor’s degree, then went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri, becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Candace worked in Warrensburg for many years helping Veterans and others with numerous mental health issues. She persevered in her career, not allowing any obstacle to take her eyes off her inner goal which was to help people. She never let a job, a corporation or bureaucracy interfere with her providing excellent patient care. Of all the things Candace achieved in her life, the thing she was most proud of were her boys Todd and Tony and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. She is survived by her sons, Todd Hawkes (Lindsey) and Tony Conway (Danielle) of Columbia and 5 grandchildren. Her mother, Marsha Davis of Fayette, a brother, Brett Hawkes (Sharryn) of Bonnots Mill, a sister, Stacey Hawkes of Jefferson City, a brother, Tony Hawkes (Bobbie) of Owens Cross Road Alabama, and a brother, Jeff Davis (Heather) of Fayette, several neices and nephews and her beloved dog Puggie.