Candace L. "Candy" Stevely

December 31, 1945 - October 6, 2018
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Candace L. Stevely age 72, of Lakeview and formerly of Cridersville passed away 2:47 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at her residence.  She was born Dec. 31, 1945 in Sidney, Ohio to the late Robert and Cleda Evans Wertz.  She married Gary Stevely June 26, 1966 and he survives in Lakeview.

Candy was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where she had been very active as church and cemetery secretary, sang in the choir and had played the organ and piano for over 40 years, also playing for wedding and funerals.  Candy had also been the Cridersville Village clerk for several years.  She loved to read, take pontoon rides with the family and go for walks.  She supported her grandkids with their sports and enjoyed taking care of them.  She was a very compassionate person always putting others before herself.

Additional survivors include children:  Todd (Carrie) Stevely of Marion, Ohio and Emily (Jonathan) Kamin of Vassar, MI and grandchildren:  Ryan, Alexis and Noah.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday October 11 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.  The funeral will be 10:30 Friday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Pastor James C. Couser officiating and burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery near Cridersville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the music department at St. Matthew Lutheran Church

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

St. Matthew Lutheran Church


5050 St. Matthew, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

St. Matthew Cemetery


, Cridersville, OH,

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Born: December 31, 1945
Died: October 6, 2018

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Ann Corder posted on 2/17/19

The Stevely Family- Just learned of Candy's passing. May you continue to find comfort in knowing that you will be together one day. The Casper's- Russ, Dick, Gerald, Ann, and their families


Linda Boop posted on 10/12/18

Our sincere condolences go out to the entire family and to St. Matthew's Church. Long time and long ago members of St. Matthew's, Terry and Linda Hanes Boop


Marilyn and Joe Garcia, Cridersville posted on 10/12/18

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Gary and family on the passing of Candy. She was always a smiling face in the crowd, and was a longtime true family friend. She was so easy to talk to, and was caring and so compassionate. Her dedication to St. Matthew Church was remarkable, and she will be extremely missed. We love you, Candy! Marilyn and JoeGarcia, Cridersville, OH 10-12-18


John Y. Seiling posted on 10/10/18

I am blessed that Candy and I crossed paths this Spring and took a few moments to talk. She looked good and was confident of her cancer cure. She told me of her family and was proud of them. I love the Wertz and Stevely families and wish I could share memories with them, but just had surgery myself. Candy loved music and played for many funerals, weddings and church services. She touched our hearts and will forever be missed. May her angels comfort her family and all of us. John Seiling