OBITUARY

MCPO Candace Suzette Janes

January 9, 1968April 13, 2018
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Candace Suzette Janes, 50, passed away on April 13, 2018. Candy was born in Warsaw, Illinois to the late David Calvin Leffler and Donna Jean (Harmon) Leffler on January 9th, 1968. She grew up in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois with her family. She is a graduate of Warsaw High School and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science and graduated Cum Laude. Candy enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 19 and served until her retirement in 2010 as a Master Chief Petty Officer (CTN), serving 23 years of active duty service. Candy loved being outdoors and spending time with her children, grandchild (Charlie) and her many cousins, nieces and nephews. She loved and adored her family. She loved attending the many sporting events of her children and family as well as being an avid Memphis Grizzlies fan. Vacations were spent enjoying family - both on the beach or somewhere warm and near the water. She supported many charities some of which were, The Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, Race for the Cure (Susan G Komen), Autism Speaks, and many more. Candy is survived by her husband, Donn Edward Janes; their children, Rachel LeAnn Janes, David Matthew Janes, and Daniel Alexander Janes; her siblings, Angie Huston, Lisa Roedener, Cindy Bowen, Jessica Little, and Danny Baker. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 pm, all at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, Tennessee. Burial with full military honors will be at 2:00 pm at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ColliervilleFuneral.com.

  • FAMILY

  • David Calvin Leffler and Donna Jean (Harmon) Leffler, Parents
  • Donn Edward Janes, Husband
  • Rachel LeAnn Janes, Daughter
  • David Matthew Janes, Son
  • Daniel Alexander Janes, Son
  • Angie Huston, Sibling
  • Lisa Roedener, Sibling
  • Cindy Bowen, Sibling
  • Jessica Little, Sibling
  • Danny Baker, Sibling
  • She also leaves her grandchild Charlie and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

MCPO Candace Suzette Janes

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Jerry Halbrook

April 20, 2018

Donn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. The world was definitely a better place with Candy in it. I worked with her in Ray Hall on and off for about 10 years and I really enjoyed the time spent with her. She was the ultimate professional and you could always get her best effort in whatever task we were working. She was especially appreciated because she was my son's (Tyler Halbrook) first mentor. You see he went into the Navy as a CTN primarily from the advice and information he received from Candy. She gave him a very truthful and realistic of the work he could expect to do and I know he appreciates her efforts to this day. I know that these meager words can't do much to help your anguish at losing her so soon but please know that she meant a lot to several people and will be truly missed. Jerry Halbrook PMO (aka NETC N3 now!)

Dan Oldham

April 20, 2018

Donn and Kids, Your Wife and Mother was an amazing person and tremendous Leader of Sailors. She always went the extra mile to make sure Her Sailors got what they needed, not what they wanted but what they needed! She was always taking care of us, pushing us to be better and for that I will always be indebted to her. I want to thank you for sharing her with us and please know she made me a better person and the Navy a better place.

Best Wishes, God Bless and my most sincere condolences during this time of loss,
CTNCM(IW/SW) Daniel J. Oldham, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander tenth Fleet.

Curtis Jordan

April 17, 2018

She ways my CPO at my first duty station Sabana Seca, PR. and I'm proud to have served with her. I'm also grateful to have reconnected and remained in touch via facebook afterwards. I will miss seeing her post of her enjoying time with her family and her being able to see my daughter grow up via my facebook post. She was a great person. Rest in Peace Master Chief.

Marci Harmon Skinner

April 17, 2018

Donn and family:
The years spent with Candy are full of great memories for me. There are no words to express how sad her passing makes me...but thank God there is no pain and she is reunited with all who have left this world a darker place. Fly high sweet angel!!! Til we meet again....Love you always...Aunt Marci

Jamie Wadlington

April 17, 2018

We are so deeply saddened by your loss of Candy. She was truly a great lady. We have great memories of our kids playing together back in Puerto Rico. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers comfort you and the kids during this extremely difficult time.
Sincerely,
Michael, Jamie, Joshua, and Sara Wadlington

Carmen Leffler-Caulfield

April 17, 2018

Donn & family,
I pray that you find comfort and strength in the days to come.
Candy was one of the authentically sweetest people I've ever known.
She was loved by so many and will be missed.
I'll miss her tagging me on FB posts of crazy stunts. She enjoyed watching my adventures on FB but I enjoyed watching your family grow and seeing how much she loved you guys!
I'm just so sorry for your loss.
May God watch over you.
Gone way too soon...RIP sweet Candy

Vani Prasad

April 16, 2018

So sorry for your loss, let her soul rest in peace. Pray in god to give you and your family enough strength to bear the loss.

ALAN & DONNA LEFFLER

April 16, 2018

To Donn & family,
We send our sincere sympathy! Candy will be GREATLY missed.
She was a great person - always doing and helping others.
We loved Candy.

Love,
Uncle Alan & Aunt Donna Leffler

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Biography

Candace Suzette Janes, 50, passed away on April 13, 2018. Candy was born in Warsaw, Illinois to the late David Calvin Leffler and Donna Jean (Harmon) Leffler on January 9th, 1968. She grew up in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois with her family. She is a graduate of Warsaw High School and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science and graduated Cum Laude. Candy enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 19 and served until her retirement in 2010 as a Master Chief Petty Officer (CTN), serving 23 years of active duty service. Candy loved being outdoors and spending time with her children, grandchild (Charlie) and her many cousins, nieces and nephews. She loved and adored her family. She loved attending the many sporting events of her children and family as well as being an avid Memphis Grizzlies fan. Vacations were spent enjoying family - both on the beach or somewhere warm and near the water. She supported many charities some of which were, The Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, Race for the Cure (Susan G Komen), Autism Speaks, and many more. Candy is survived by her husband, Donn Edward Janes; their children, Rachel LeAnn Janes, David Matthew Janes, and Daniel Alexander Janes; her siblings, Angie Huston, Lisa Roedener, Cindy Bowen, Jessica Little, and Danny Baker. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 pm, all at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, Tennessee. Burial with full military honors will be at 2:00 pm at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ColliervilleFuneral.com.