In loving memory of

Candace Willing
January 3, 1953 - September 12, 2020

Candace "Candy" Willing, age 67, of Quincy, died Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 11:16 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Candy was born January 3, 1953 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Louis and Cecil Owsley Hudson. She married Richard K. Willing on October 7, 1972 in Salem Church in Quincy. He survives.

Candy was a 1972 graduate of Quincy High School and was a member of Salem Church. For many years she worked at the Salvation Army Thrift Store and at Hy-Vee. She retired from Wal-Mart in 2015 after many years of faithful service. Candy's skills in the kitchen were unparalleled and she was known for her amazing sense of humor. She never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her. She was always there to lend a helping hand and was a lover of animals. She was also a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. Above all else, Candy was a dedicated wife and mother to her family.

Survivors in addition to her husband include: four children, Richard "Kyle" (Effie) Willing of Florence, SC, Khristopher (Shawn) Willing of Quincy, Kellie Lynn Willing of SC, and Kory (fiancée Timma Lake) of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Khristopher, Jared, Kutter, Tessa RaeAnn, and Milana Jewell Willing, and Keelynn Newman; three great grandchildren, Bentley, Paisley, and Grayson Willing; a sister, Patt Greaser of Morrison, CO; her best friend, Janice Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Candy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lou "Sonny" Jr. and Larry Hudson; and two sisters, Phyllis Yoe and Shirley Howell.

Services: A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Hunt officiating. Please wear a face mask if you plan to attend.

Visitation: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Wednesday September 16, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please wear a face mask if you plan to attend.

Memorials: Quincy Humane Society or to the family (c/o Richard Willing)

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Debra Greving wrote on Sep 23, 2020:

"We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Debbie (Lish) Greving"

Kai wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"Oh this saddens my heart! She was such an amazing lady!! "

Lois & Tony Engels wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"It was with great sadness to read that Candase had passed away on Saturday. My heartfelt condolences to Richard and the family. I had just saw her on Friday as she arrived at the dialysis center and I wanted to help Richard get her inside the center. He went to get her a wheelchair, as I was outside talking to her. About that time our senior bus arrived to pick my husband and I up to take us home. Only time I wished the bus was late picking us up, as I wanted to help Candy.It never occurred to me, that would be my last time to see her. Richard has been such a wonderful man to take care of her during her visits to the center. It was something about Candy, that drew her to me. She had such a great sense of humor and you wanted to be around her. Our last laugh was that Wednesday, when she wanted to know why the dialysis chairs did not have cup holders! She loved to talk about her grandchildren . I will truly miss her and I pray she is at peace now. Lois & Tony Engels"

Becky { Miller} wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"Oh my Candy, the way we used to laugh about just anything. I've known you so long and yet when we seen each other we always had a conversation .Heaven will sure be glad to have you there.R.I.P. my friend, you were a great friend"

Katie Wiskirchen wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"I worked with Candy at Wal-Mart during my high school and college years. I loved working with her? she was fun and she was kind. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers."

Lori anderson wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Candy was such a wonderful friend..i loved working with her at walmart for many years . Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.. My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time. I will see you again. my friend one day in paradise. "