Dr. Candy Kay Charowhas (1971-2018)

Dr. Candy Kay Charowhas, 47, passed away July 31, 2018 in Ellsworth. She was born Feb. 24, 1971 in Ellsworth to Brent Cunningham and Irene Vodraska. She married Peter Charowhas in Ellsworth on Aug. 5, 1995.

Candy believed in family. Family was number one and important in her life along with God and her Catholic faith. She loved being a mother to Ava and Sailor. She loved her husband Pete and told him every day. She had a multitude of lifelong friends she felt were very important to her.

Candy was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Ellsworth and the church altar society. She was also a member of the Kansas Optometric Association and involved in many activities with her children including 4-H and youth church activities where she helped teach religious education classes.

Candy is survived by her husband, Peter of Ellsworth; children, Sailor and Ava Charowhas; brothers, Jamie Cunningham of Ellsworth and Alex Cunningham (Allison) of Great Bend; sister-in-law, Kim Bergmann (David); brother-in-law, Michael Charowhas (Cassandra); nephews, Cannon Cunningham, Colton Hower, and Blake and Garrett Bergmann; nieces, Chesney Cunningham, Jensen Bergmann, and Jade Charowhas.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Firman Werth.

Visitation is from 1-7 p.m. Friday, August 3, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth followed by a vigil and rosary service at 7 p.m. Family will be present from 6-7 p.m.

Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church CYO, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

Condolences may be left at parsonsfh.com

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