On Sunday, December 15, 2019, Candy Kay Woody, loving wife and mother, passed away at age 63.
Candy was born on August 1, 1956 in Independence, Missouri to biological father Edgar Ray Carriker and
mother Patricia Louise Richey. Edgar passed away in an automobile accident in June of 1975. Patricia later
married John Martin Richey who became Candy’s father. Candy married Steve Martin Woody on July 19,
Candy Woody gave birth to two amazing boys, Steven M. Woody and Danny A. (Laura) Woody. From
her sons, she became a grandmother to Jarren Taylor, Courtny Woody, Grace Woody, Chris Woody, Darla
Woody, and Jimmy Woody. In the past two years, she became a loving great grandmother to Lucas and
Heavenly Harder. Along with her husband, sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, she survived by
her brother Bud (Nancy) Carriker and father John Martin Richey.
Candy had a passion for taking care of others. She always had a smile on her face when she was
surrounded by kids. She touched many peoples lives through taking care of children at the school and
daycare. She enjoyed embroidering on patches to make blankets for her grandchildren during her free
time, as well as cooking meals for her family and friends. She was known for her infectious smile and her
kind and compassionate spirit.
Candy fought a long, hard battle with cancer for 5 years. On December 8, 2019 she was placed in
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri due to some cancer complications. On Friday, December 13,
2019, Candy Woody made a four-hour trip by ambulance with her husband, Steve M. Woody, back home.
From there she was surrounded by many loving and caring family members. On December 15, 2019,
Candy Woody passed away at 7:47am in her home, beside her best friend and husband, Steve M. Woody.