Candace Durant, 88, passed away November 9, 2021 at Presbyterian Manor in Salina, KS. She was born January 20, 1933, the only child of Chester and Ruth (Banker) Beineke in Salina, KS. She graduated from Salina High School.
While attending Kansas Wesleyan College she met Don Durant, who became her husband Dec. 21, 1952. They were married in the 9th Street Evangelical United Brethren Church. She moved with Don to Fort Riley, KS, when Don joined the army for two years.
Candace and Don raised their four children on the farm west of Jewell. Candace was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, and spent many years as a Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, and member of UMW. She was also a member of the Brownscreek Garden Club and Eastern Star. She enjoyed socializing in the community and in later years was a member of the Red Hat Society.
She worked at the Jewell County Courthouse in the Clerk of the Court office.
She is survived by a son, Dirk (Naomi) Durant, St. Paul, MN, daughter Dotty (Jerry) Baxa, Salina, KS, daughter Jackie (Ernie) Navarro, Walnut, CA, daughter Rhonda (Kyle) Crawford, Hutchinson, KS; grandchildren Arian (Abe) Smith, Mattie Baxa, Tiffany Navarro, Taylor and MacLain Crawford; great grandchildren Elijah, Isaac, and Lydia Smith, and Jonah Baxa.
Memorial Services will be on Monday November 29, 2021 at 10:00am at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewell, KS with Pastor Jim Rice officiating.
Burial will follow at the Jewell City Cemetery, Jewell, KS.
Memorials are suggested to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jewell, or the Mitchell County Health Systems.
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