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Candace Cain

d. March 29, 2021

Candace Cain, age 61, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at her residence in Springfield.

She was born on July 22, 1959 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of V. Stewart and Evaruth (Clemens) Cain.

Mourning her passing are her brothers, Lonnie (wife Cinda) Cain, Kevin (wife Cindy) Cain, and Kelly (wife Judith) Cain; brother-in-law, Robert Mead; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Louie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Kimberly.

Candace loved reading books and enjoyed her time with her friends and family. Throughout Candace’s life, she believed in Jesus as being her Lord and Savior.

She retired from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department as a Lieutenant Correctional Officer after 22 years of service and was respected by her co-workers and inmates alike.  Candace loved working in that environment and being able to serve others.

Visitation for Candace will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 11:00 AM until time of memorial service at 1:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials can be made to Memorial Home Hospice.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. We are sorry to see of Candace’s passing. May our thoughts and prayers be with you all in this time of sorrow.

  2. Candy was a good person. She certainly tried to do the right thing by others. She did love her job and cared about the inmates she dealt with. I loved her sense of humor. I haven’t seen her in many years, but I sure hope she had a good retirement and enjoyed the remainder of her life.

  3. Now your fight is over and you have gone home I will remember all of the good times we had and we will take good care of Louie. Life Will not be the same without you but we know you had to go please watch over us down here keep us safe we love you and cherish your friendship to one of my best friends Godspeed one of your angels ,Mary Jo

  4. Candy was always there for you with a word of advice and a smile, Guard love her now she can rest in peace

  5. Lonnie & Cinda, Scott & family, Kristin & family, Kevin & Cindy, Skyler & Heather, Shawna & Brandon, Kelly & Judith, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Candace. May your fond memories of the laughter you shared carry you through your grief. Candace’s memory will live on through you. May God bless you all.

  6. Lonnie, it has been many years since we have seen each other and buddied around together. I can still remember the fun times we had and being at the family house, meeting your mother and Candace. We used to refer to Candace as Candy Cain. She was just 10 or 11 years old then. It is with a heavy heart that we wish you and your family our deepest sympathy. I know the sorrow you feel from losing a sister. May you and your family find peace in knowing that Candace is now peacefully resting with the Lord.

  7. To the Cain family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I knew Candy back in the early 80’s when I worked with her and her brother Kelly at National Foods. I’m praying for the whole family.

  8. ‘Candy’ was one of those people that could turn a really bad day into one of hope with just her smile and a few words; usually funny ones, at that.

    We were truly privileged to know, and work with, her and considered her one of the most professional, personable, ethical and compassionate people we have ever worked with. Sangamon County lost a phenomenal employee when she retired and the world lost an even better person.

    We sincerely hope her family and friends find much comfort in known she has already been told, “Well done, good and faithful servant”. Well done, indeed.

    God speed Candy.

  9. I remember Candy when we were in High School. I always liked her. I am so glad to read that she she loved and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. That means I will get to see her again someday, for I am also a believer in the Lord Jesus. I am reminded of the Psalms, where it is written ” The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die”. May his peace be with you, her entire family.

  10. Does Mott et al bear any responsibility for flowers we ordered and our guest book entry NOT being delivered? What a shameful situation. We used your website. My disgust for you is profound.

  11. Lonnie & Cinda,
    Even though we did not know Candace, we wanted to extend out deepest sympathy to you and your
    family at this time. It is always hard to lose a dear loved one. We miss seeing you in Divernon.

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