Candace Lynn Hawkes

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.


  1. Chris Brown on December 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Candace will truly be missed, A blessing to have known you for many years. Tony and Todd along with the rest of the family my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. Mary White on December 11, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Candace~ It was a blessing to have known you and worked with you occasionally. You will be missed terribly. Marsha, you have my condolences.

  3. karen farnam on December 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Candy. My prayers go out to her family. She was a joy to be around.

  4. Torie Brown on December 11, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I’m at lost for words right now, Candy took me in and made me a part of her family. I was her son and she was my mom. I’ll be praying for my brothers Todd and Tony and the rest of the family, love you all!! Mom you will be missed!!!

  5. Ken Skouby on December 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

    My sympathy to Candace’s family! So sad to hear of her passing! I always enjoyed my contacts with her whether it was at a meeting or a phone call when she would do whatever she could to help patients and their families! Her spirit and sense of humor will be missed and not forgotten! Nor her smile! Y’all hang in there!!

  6. Connie Bowman on December 12, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Our thoughts are with you, Marsha, & everyone in Candace’s family! We feel sad with you & you know that we are close by if you need anything! Your friends, Connie & Dan

  7. David W Shirley on December 12, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Dear Mrs. Davis, I am deeply pained to hear about Candy. She conntacted me latley, and we had some very long endearing talks. The sound of her voice was beautiful. She was a VERY determined, and couragous person. My life will be better, because of Candy. She had a pic. you took of us, together, on Lilac Hill, it was special to her. May God’s grace be with you. Candy was just beautiful.

  8. Rogie Mickle on December 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    So sorry to hear this and condolescences to the family. Candace had a good heart and will be missed by many, prayers to the family!

  9. Cheryl and Donnie Adams on December 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Your family is in our prayers!

  10. Howard Buttner on December 14, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Todd and Tony
    I said a prayer for you today that God would touch you with His healing hand and give comfort and peace you need to get through. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  11. Rodney K. Kitchen on December 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

    My sympathy to Candace family. She is loved by all of us. We will miss her. May she rest in peace.

  12. Carla Wade on December 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of Candace’s death. It grieves me deeply and my heartfelt sympathies go out to her family. I had the privilege and honor of working with Candace for several years. I loved her wit, her tenacity and above all, her dedication. Candace, you made a difference and you WILL be missed!

  13. Kimberly Smith on December 15, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Candace had a grit and tenacity that was truly inspiring. Her dedication to her patients was impeccable and her ability to find the positive in difficult situations is something I will always remember about Candace. My prayers are with all her family.
    Thank you Candace for being an understanding mentor in a challenging work environment.You will be missed.

  14. terrie boseman on December 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I’m sending heartfelt prayers to Tony and Todd and the girls. i just found out your loss. I love my can can and she will truly be miss REST ON MY ROCK REST ON

  15. Tracy Minor on December 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Dear friend so sorry we didn’t see each other more, amazing how time slips away! Memories never will! I have lots of them, so many i often talk of them, there were hard times but we made it through! Sending Love to your Family! I will play our song as you are now a Spirt in the Sky! Love and will miss you Candy!

  16. Williams family on December 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Condolences to the Hawkes family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says Jehovah God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  17. Donna white on December 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I just found out about your mom Tony and Todd sorry for your lost
    Candace was a good friend to me
    Condolences and prayer with your family

  18. Mary Lee Harlan-Newberry on January 3, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I was a co-worker with Candace and I am so sorry to hear the news. Candace and I shared many conversations at work and after we both moved to different career paths. She will be missed by many, including me. She had a smile that lit up the room and she was a positive person to know. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you and yours at this time of loss of a beautiful lady. – ML

  19. Diego Harmon on October 30, 2022 at 10:13 am

    candace was very nice, and determined.

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