Audrey L. McCandless, 98, of Wilmington, Ohio (formerly of Martinsville, Ohio) died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Residence. Her husband, Clay Anderson McCandless, preceded her in death June 24, 1996. They were married September 5, 1931. Mrs. McCandless was born April 6, 1913 in Greenfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Samuel “Wes” Snively and Leota Davis Snively. She was a 1931 graduate of Wilmington High School.
Mrs. McCandless retired from Ledex. She also served as the Village of Martinsville water clerk for many years. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington.
Mrs. McCandless is survived by two daughters, Betty Kellum of Wilmington, Ohio and Sandra (Nick) Babb of Wilmington, Ohio; three grandchildren, Michael Kellum, Angela Foxbower, and Stacy Gumley; two great grandchildren, Jordan Williams and Xavier Faul; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, a daughter, Mary Lou McCandless, a brother, Earl Snively, and a sister, Opal “Sandra” Israel, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Burial will be in Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington, 55 Megan Drive, Wilmington, Ohio 45177, the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.