In loving memory of

Kandace "Kandy" Carr
March 23, 1960 - July 11, 2020

Kandace K. "Kandy" Carr, 60, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A public graveside service and burial celebrating her life will be held at 1:30 P.M., Monday, July 20, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery, Delmar, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.

Kandace Kae Witt was born on March 23, 1960 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Bernard Eugene "Bud" and Dorla (Harrington) Witt. She was a 1978 graduate Andrew High School and later received her Certified Nurses Aid Certificate from Clinton Community College and her Certified Medication Aid Certificate from Scott Community College. She married Greg Carr and to this union two children were born, Anthony and Kayla.

"Kandy" had first worked at Rockwell Collins in Bellevue. She then worked as a CNA and CMA at area nursing homes including Briarwood Care Center, Maquoketa Care Center, Crestridge Nursing Home and Clover Ridge Place, all in Maquoketa. She had also worked as a cashier at Fareway in Maquoketa for several years.

"Kandy" had served as a Jackson County Fair Board member for many years. She loved horses and rodeos, driving around the countryside of Jackson County, was an avid bowler in Maquoketa and Bellevue, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Anthony "Tony" (Amanda) Carr of Maquoketa, IA, and Kayla (Justin) Hopson of Maquoketa, IA; 2 grandchildren, Isabel and Ethan Hopson; and brothers, Rick (Kathy) Witt of Peyton, CO, Dennis (Nancy) Witt of Clinton, IA, and Jeff Witt of Preston, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant brother Kevin Witt.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Kandace K. "Kandy" Carr memorial fund has been established.

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Ron & Rue Storlie wrote on Jul 20, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family. ?"

Jan Mundt wrote on Jul 20, 2020:

"Kayla ands Tony, you have our sympathy with the loss of your mother. She was an excellent parent who loved and supported you two in your life and education. She was always proud of you two in conferences. She will be missed. Jan Mundt and Frank Randall. "

Angel (Potter) Schiffer wrote on Jul 19, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy for Kandy\'s family and dear friends. May God bring you each comfort and peace. She will be missed and fondly remembered. "

Chad Witt wrote on Jul 15, 2020:

"Tony and Kayla sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there, but the military calls. I will miss my aunt , but I know she is happy where she is at. God Bless!!"

Deb Winegar wrote on Jul 15, 2020:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you ?? Haven\'t seen her for years but always enjoyed visiting with her when I did see her. Sympathy Warren and Deb Winegar"

Linda and Dick Merrick wrote on Jul 15, 2020:

"Tony Kayla and the Witt family so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. And sister Kandy. We had a lot of fun together bowling and our early morning walks and talks.Her pain is gone. I hope Bud and Dorla and Duane welcomed her with open arms.RIP MY DEAR FRIEND"

Barb (Clark) Biddle wrote on Jul 15, 2020:

"I worked with your mom many years ago at Maquoketa Care. She was a great CMA and fun to work with. Remember one year going to the Bellevue rodeo with her and her kids. My kids had never been there and we all had a great time. Condolences to Tony and Kayla and all of Kandy\'s family."

Annette and Ed Lechtenberg wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Sending sympathy to Tony and Kayla. Kandy was definitely the good kind. Thinking of you and your family."

Gay Storlie wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Kayla and Toni. My sincere prayers go out to each of you and your families! Kandy was without a doubt a super person! She will without a doubt be missed !!"

Janet Graves wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Tony and Kayla, I?m so sorry for your loss. I bowled with your Mom and rode horses with her. She was so fun and kind hearted and always willing to help anyone. RIP Kandy, you will be greatly missed."

Barb Berner (Daughter) wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Never will forget our golf outings be it on regular courses or miniature. Laughed \'till my sides hurt."

Woody, Paula wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"What a sweet strong woman she was. We were childhood friends and was always happy to reminisce. She truly loved her family and loved life. Our deepest condolences. The Spains"

Gerald and Carolyn Laughlin wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Our hearts go out to Kandy?s family, so sorry for your loss. Such a great person she?ll be missed, thinking about all of her family, big hugs??"

Roxy and John Ray wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Tony and Kayla and families! I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Kandy was a very nice lady. She will be missed dearly!! Rest in peace Kandy!"

Julie (Lund) Kirk wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Condolences to Kandy\'s family. She was a classmate of mine and was definitely one of a kind who didn\'t care what others thought of her actions. Always made gatherings enjoyable. "

Irene Lansing Vogel wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Im so sorry for your loss. I?ll never forget all the 4H meetings and county fairs together with your mom. She was a great lady and friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers "

Milo and Laurel Baker wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss! Prayers for peace!"

Jodene Berggren wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Our hearts go out to all the family she was a beautiful person that never gave up."

Deb DeVore wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"Sorry to hear about your loss Kayla and Toni . Kandy RIP alot of fun and sad memories , very hard working woman , kind hearted . Love and will miss you"

Annette Fultner wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss had a lot of good times working beside her at Briarwood for a few years even went to a comedy show with her what a great lady she will be missed by many."

Christine Mitchell wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"I will miss you Candy as you had a heart for everyone, through and through. You were a Ray of sun shine in my book and love you lady.Fly high.Very sorry for your loss to the family ??????"

Melodie Schueller wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"Worked side by side withKandy at my care center- Briarwood and I literally couldn?t have provided the excellent care to our residents without her. She was wise well beyond her education and was as smart as any BSN I ever worked with! We were just reminiscing last month about it and pondering what it would be like now in this pandemic- we both figured we?d be practically living at Briarwood. Kandy?s work ethic was beyond reproach and her personality was one of a kind!"

Susie Clasen wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"Worked with Kandy years ago at Rockwell. We had a great time razing each other. She was great fun!"

John and Jayne Watters wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Kandy and I worked together at Rockwell. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family."

Dawn Dyas and Brian Campbell wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. I worked with Kandy years ago. Thoughts and prayers. "

Mandy Hruby-Carstensen wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"Sorry to hear of Kandy?s passing. There was never a dull moment with her. Her sense of humor and spunk will be missed by many. "

Jennie Davis wrote on Jul 13, 2020:

"Rest well, friend.... tell Dunes we all love him and you, too! Working with you on that benefit was an honor. "

Pamala Witt Davis wrote on Jul 12, 2020:

"Kay and Tony and the Witt \'s I am so very sorry she was a fighter and loved. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Leo Buscaglia"

Carrie Griffin wrote on Jul 12, 2020:

"so sorry for the family and the loss of a sister, and mother to her children."

john and roxy ray wrote on Jul 12, 2020:

"tony and kayla and family! so sorry for the loss of your mom! kandy was a very sweet and nice lady.may she rest in peace"

Wendy Meade Scott wrote on Jul 12, 2020:

"Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Kandy. She was such a good friend to Dunes and I always enjoyed seeing her and catching up on her life challenges. Rest in peace dear lady."

CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Jul 12, 2020: