OBITUARY

Candie Hammons Sackuvich

October 21, 1948March 19, 2018

Candie Hammons Sackuvich, 69, died March 19, 2018, at her home in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born October 21, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a graduate of Argentine High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. She was a writer and editor at National Catholic Reporter and Sosland Publishing.

Candie was a proud grandma and her "monkeys" were the light of her life. She was an avid reader, a strong proponent of justice and a member of Mensa. She used her love of reading to study and understand the universe and the world around her, and was fascinated by topics such as genetics, sequences and patterns, and the cosmos.

She was married to Tim Sackuvich for 43 years. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Aimee Sackuvich and Nikkie Freeman (Wayne); and three grandchildren, Maya Freeman, Aydin Freeman and Camden Freeman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Flora Hoffman, and father, Dale Hammons.

A celebration of life and memorial service will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Grinter House Barn, 1420 S. 78th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Candie’s name to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org) or the charitable organization of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Flora Hoffman, Mother
  • Dale Hammons, Father
  • Tim Sackuvich, Husband
  • Aimee Sackuvich, Daughter
  • Nikkie Freeman (Wayne), Daughter
  • Maya Freeman, Grandchild
  • Aydin Freeman, Grandchild
  • Camden Freeman, Grandchild

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 23, 2018
REMEMBERING

Candie Hammons Sackuvich

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Vicki Boyer Nagel

March 25, 2018

To Candie's family & friends, it seems as I get older I think back more of times gone by, & high school days were happy days for me, & Candie was part of that. She had such a bright mind & So. Much. Energy!! In the last few years she reached out to me via Facebook, I will always be grateful. I'm so sorry for your loss & your pain. Heaven will be great!! She's only waiting on the other side.

Suzanne Berry Prickett

March 24, 2018

I will always remember Candie with admiration. I would like to share one memory during our Senior year in high school. Candie had gotten a new white Mustang and, in the Argentine High School parking lot, I begged her to let me just sit in it, which she did! I, too, am saddened by Candie's passing. She was highly intelligent, pretty, and a warm, personable lady, gone too soon, who will be missed by all. God Bless you, Candie, and your loving family.

Debbie Gilliland

March 23, 2018

When Tim first called me & told me of Candies passing, my first thought was "Oh my God, it's not possible she's not on this earth anymore!! Then I asked, what can I do to help? He said call the family. Well, I did, but that wasn't enough so I called Tim back & said we're coming over with a Rotisseri chicken. (like that's going to be enough to soothe his pain.) but I had to do something, so off we went with the chicken & 2 bottles of wine which I hoped would numb them a little. (I think it helped.) It was so sad to see all of them, Tim, Nikkie & the grandchildren hurting so much & in shock, but I have to hope that our support helped. Candie was very special to me growing up because she was basically my mentor. I always looked up to her because I knew that sh was unique & had special gifts. She helped me in so many ways, I can't even explain it. She was so much fun to be with & she made everything exciting because she was so creative & imaginative. I have so many wonderful memories of her, I can't even begin to name them, but I will try to skim the surface. I admired her so much that anything she said, that was IT. As I got older, one time I said Candie, you should be an attorney because even when you're wrong, you're right! I can tell you though, I loved her like a sister & she was the closest thing I had to that because I lived next door to her for a lot of years & she even lived with us for a time. When we were young, I remember going to Grandma Ali's house for holidays & she would beg me to let her fix my hair. I didn't like it, but would let her cause it would please her, so she would fix it in an old fashioned way in sausage curls & we would put on a play for the adults. She really was my best friend & always interested in what was going on in my life. we continued to be good friends thru our adult lives & always kept in touch. I miss her so much, but I feel that her spirit lives on, & we just have another angel watching over us!


Debbie Gilliland

March 23, 2018

When Tim first called me & told me of Candies passing, my first thought was "Oh my God, it's not possible she's not on this earth anymore!! Then I asked, what can I do to help? He said call the family. Well, I did, but that wasn't enough so I called Tim back & said we're coming over with a Rotisseri chicken. (like that's going to be enough to soothe his pain.) but I had to do something, so off we went with the chicken & 2 bottles of wine which I hoped would numb them a little. (I think it helped.) It was so sad to see all of them, Tim, Nikkie & the grandchildren hurting so much & in shock, but I have to hope that our support helped. Candie was very special to me growing up because she was basically my mentor. I always looked up to her because I knew that sh was unique & had special gifts. She helped me in so many ways, I can't even explain it. She was so much fun to be with & she made everything exciting because she was so creative & imaginative. I have so many wonderful memories of her, I can't even begin to name them, but I will try to skim the surface. I admired her so much that anything she said, that was IT. As I got older, one time I said Candie, you should be an attorney because even when you're wrong, you're right! I can tell you though, I loved her like a sister & she was the closest thing I had to that because I lived next door to her for a lot of years & she even lived with us for a time. When we were young, I remember going to Grandma Ali's house for holidays & she would beg me to let her fix my hair. I didn't like it, but would let her cause it would please her, so she would fix it in an old fashioned way in sausage curls & we would put on a play for the adults. She really was my best friend & always interested in what was going on in my life. we continued to be good friends thru our adult lives & always kept in touch. I miss her so much, but I feel that her spirit lives on, & we just have another angel watching over us!


Evelyn Michael Clark

March 22, 2018

I have not seen Candie since high school, but have fond memories of those days. Always a brilliant mind ,coupled with a kind heart and giving spirit. May God grant His peace and comfort to her family and friends. Rest well my friend.

Belinda Sanchez Fishburn

March 21, 2018

Tim, May you and your family find comfort and peace during this difficult time. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie King-Powers

March 21, 2018

Words do not come easy at a time like this. My heart is broken and the tears are often. Candie was a wonderful high school friend and the friendship continued on Facebook through the years. She threw me a life line more than once and I will think of her often. Intelligent, beautiful, kind, understanding and so much more. You were lucky to have her as a friend and so many of us were very lucky. I will miss you Candie. RIP