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Karen Wentz

Karen J. "Candy" Wentz

Saturday, March 17th, 1945 - Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Karen J. “Candy” Wentz, age 75, of Edwardsville, died Monday, June 29, 2020 at her residence.

She was the daughter of James Robert and Eula Jane (McDonald) Meyers and sister of Julia Ann Meyers, all of whom have gone ahead.

She married Edward Bohm Wentz, Sr. November 26, 1965 in Kirkwood, MO. He preceded her in death January 13, 2016.

Candy was born March 17, 1945 in Stamford, TX and always felt that was home. She leaves behind a son, Edward Bohm Wentz, Jr. and his wife Patty of Edwardsville; two step-grand children: Ciara Kitley (Daniel) and Doug Tsui (Ashley Cloniger); two step-great grandchildren: Victoria and Rayden Kitley; nephew and nieces: Christopher Wentz (Karla), Sharon Evans (Berry), Suzanne Wentz and Sheila Wentz; and two cousins: Pamela Wallace Harrel and Brenda Gannon.

Candy enjoyed a career at the Edwardsville Intelligencer for 27 years, building many friendships with co-workers and customers alike. She and her husband, Ed, were the owners of 244 Antiques, after he retired from a long career as a school administrator. They continued to cultivate many friendships during their 50 years in that arena. Enough gratitude cannot be expressed to the 244 crew, who helped make it all happen.

She enjoyed participating in many civic endeavors over the years, the latest as a board member of the Woodlawn Cemetery Association. She also enjoyed many years on the tennis couts and golf courses.

According to her wishes, there will be no services. She encourages all of you to “enjoy the game” and take care of each other.
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Toni Wyatt

Posted at 12:18am
To Candy's family and loved ones, I am so sorry for the loss of both Candy and Ed. I only have a few memories of Candy and Ed when I was a child. My mom, Joann Long, and her husband, Bob Long, were friends many years ago. I believed they golfed together in the '70s until Bob's passing. Mom may have stayed in touch after that. I still remember Candy's sweet personality and how kind both she and Ed were. I am sure they are all now reunited, probably sharing stories and laughs. I will pray for peace and healing of your loss, and that soon you will find comfort in your own stories and memories.

Toni Wyatt
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Russell & Sheri Henke

Posted at 06:10pm
Our sympathy to Candy’s family. Such an outgoing, cheerful person gone too soon. She will be missed.
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Marcia Hatfield

Posted at 01:26pm
One of the best people I have ever known. Such a ray of sunshine wherever she went. She will be missed by so many.
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