Candis Kenner Wells
Candis Kenner Wells, 69, of Palestine, Texas, passed away in the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, July 15, 2022, with her devoted husband by her side. “Candy”, as she was affectionately known, was born in Bossier City, Louisiana on June 3, 1953, to parents Gerry Kenner and Joan Kilcrease.
Candy graduated from Kerens High School in 1971. After high school while attending TVCC, Candy received the President’s Award for outstanding academic growth, improvement, and commitment to her college studies. After graduating, Candy worked in the petroleum industry most of her career as an accountant at G&G Equipment and co-owner of Pumping Services.
Candy had a real personality that people gravitated toward. She always had a warm smile and a kind word. Not only did she give of her time, but she was also generous with her finances. She never hesitated when she saw someone in need. Candy also had a passion for helping all kinds of animals. Rufus and Jethro, her beloved dogs, held a special place in her heart.
Candy was an active member of the Palestinian community. She has devoted much of her time to several clubs and organizations throughout her life, including Cars of Palestine, Commemorative Air Force, Altrusa International of Anderson County, Association of Desk and Derrick, XAGL-Beta Sigma Phi, and she was also a longtime member of Harvey’s Women’s Club.
Candy is predeceased by her mother, Joan Kilcrease, and her parents, Gerry and Peggy Kenner.
Although she is gone to her heavenly home, she will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, including her loving husband of 29 years, Jim Wells; son, Andrew Craig Sessions and wife Chris; parents, Kenneth and Patsy Kilcrease; sisters, Kathy Jo Commiato and husband Dave, Mary Kay Corman and husband Danny Ray, Kristi Archer and husband Ray; brothers, Chris Kenner and his wife Glenna, Bobby Alexander and his wife Francis, Bert Kilcrease and his wife Carolyn, and Kenny Kilcrease and his wife Natalie; sister-in-law, Linda Keeton and husband Stan; and his beloved dogs, Rufus and Jethro. Candy also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews, other family members and a multitude of friends.
Friends are cordially invited to a family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2022, at the Rhône Funeral Home.
The funeral to celebrate Candy’s life is scheduled to take place at two o’clock in the afternoon, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the Evangelical Temple, 3011 Loop 256, Palestine, Texas 75801, with Chris Kenner and Mike Johnston officiating the service. Interment will follow at Roselawn Park.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Ted Manker, Steve Shook, Danny Ray Corman, Dave Commiato, Chad Thornton and Ray Archer.
In lieu of the usual keepsakes, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to BARC, The Humane Society, PO Box 63 Palestine, TX 75802.
Funeral services for Candis Kenner Wells are handled by Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas. To leave condolences online, visit www.rhonefuneralhome.com.
Published on July 19, 2022