Candace L. Kelley, 63, residing in Brooklyn, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013, at Cleveland MetroHealth Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Candace was born June 8, 1950, in Sandusky, to Jim and Marilyn (Brown) Kelley.
She graduated from Perkins High School in 1968. She joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in California. She married Charles Crittendon and they had a son, Chris, who died in 2008. She worked as a respiratory therapist at Memorial Hospital. She was also employed as a plant manager at IPC in Norwalk and at Anchor Tool and Die in Cleveland. She retired from Spero Electric in Streetsboro. In her spare time, Candace enjoyed golfing, softball, her dogs and spending time with her family and friends.
Candace is survived by her parents, Jim and Marilyn (Brown) Kelley, of Sandusky; life partner, Sandra Simcox of Brooklyn, Ohio; grandson, Jesse Crittendon of Munford, Tenn.; two sisters, Lynda (Rick) Finneran and Jacque (Joe) Fresch, both of Sandusky; two brothers, Dave (Gwen) Kelley and Dan (Kim) Kelley, both of Sandusky; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her son, Chris Crittendon, Candace was preceded in death by her grandparents on both sides.
Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Bloomingville Cemetery in Oxford Township.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Candace’s memory to Back To The Wild, PO Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824, or to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St. Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.