Candace S. “Candy” Rogers

September 24, 1949 ‒ May 25, 2015

Marengo, Ohio

Candace S. “Candy” Rogers, age 65, of Marengo, passed away Monday afternoon, May 25, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a battle with cancer since December of 2013.

On September 24, 1949, Candy was born in Mount Gilead, the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Betty E. (Sherman) Chipps. She received her high school diploma from Highland High School in 1973 and then received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1997 from Galveston College in Texas.

Candy worked as a Registered Nurse throughout her life, beginning at the University of Texas Medical Branch, then Bennington Glen in Marengo, and lastly was employed by the State of Ohio, retiring in 2012.

In her spare time, Candy liked crafting and card making. She also enjoyed trying her luck with the slot machines or playing a friendly game of cards or Yahtzee.

Above all, Candy loved spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed going fishing with her boys and being around her grandchildren.

Candy will always be remembered as a loving and giving woman, but could be rather stubborn at times too. She was also quite the prankster and jokester. She always took care of everyone around her and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her three sons: Cary (Adrian) Rogers of San Francisco, CA, Mark (Darla) Rogers of Marengo, Aaron Rogers and his significant other Brenda Ferguson of Sparta; two grandchildren: Travis Rogers and his significant other Trisha Bartram of Ashville, NC, Ali Rogers of Marengo; a step-grandson, Andrew Riffle of Marengo; three step-great-grandchildren: Andrew Jr., Anthony, and Addison; two brothers, Dennis and Eric Chipps; two sisters, Christine Rassmusson and Cynthia Clark; and her little Yorkie, “Clif”.

A gathering in Candy’s remembrance will be held for her at the Highland Middle School, 6506 State Route 229, Marengo, OH 43334, on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

Rather than flowers, memorial contribution Candy’s honor may be made to The American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43017or online at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Candy’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting



  • Aaron and family:
    Our condolences on the loss of your Mother. Thinking of you and your family during this time.

    Steven and Penni (Wheeler) Fox
    Travis and Alexis

  • I went to school with Candy and have known her for years. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Beth Robinson

  • Prayers to all the family……..I can’t begin to express what a wonderful person Candy was to me. Always smiling and constantly talking and bragging about her wonderful Sons and beautiful Grandchildren. She was so proud of all three of you. She will be dearly missed.

  • To all of Candy’s family: When I was a small girl, going to Harmony Chapel, a wonderful family of Art, Betty, Denny, Chris, Candy, Cindy and Ricky Chipps was part of our church family. Candy was a little older than I, but always so sweet and kind!! I’ve not seen her in years, but have so many fond memories of her as a youngster. She touched many lives with her kindness and love. May God bless and comfort each of you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Laura (Laura Lee Brown) Pearce, Mt. Gilead

  • So sorry for your loss, I used to stay with Cindy and Candy always had the biggest, prettiest smile.

  • Jerry and I send our condolence to the family and friends who loved Candy so very much. There are few words to express the loss. Her laugh, stories, smiles, and support will sadly be missed.

  • Aaron,
    I am so deeply sorry for what you are going through right now. It has been years since I have seen your mom but I remember her smile and kind heart. I will keep you and your family in prayer during this difficult time.
    Michelle Myers Zigan

  • Cary, Mark and Aaron I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother and my friend of long ago. I first met Candy when working for AAA, in Mt .Vernon. We had a lot of years having fun at your house or mine in Newark and camping a time or two. Candy was a very special person with the biggest smile ever. I will cherish my memories of her forever. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

    Patty (fry) Shoults

  • Cindy, I hurt for you and your family for your loss of your dear sister. I am reminded of all the fun stories you used to share about your family when I worked with you. Praying for all of you.

  • Mark, Cary, Aaron. So sorry in the loss of your Mom. Sending prayers and love to you all. Candy was an amazing woman.

  • Our deepest sympathy to your family. Although we never met your mom, her reflection is forever in your hearts. Joe and Dellann Kuhn.

  • So saddened to hear of the loss of Candy. What an awesome mother, Grandmother, Sister and friend to so so many. She will always be in the thoughts an memories for so many lives that she has touched. All that knew Candy are truly blessed always. She will continue to bring smiles to the faces and warmth to the hearts of those who loved her forever through precious memories. She will never be far away.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I went to High School with Candy. She was a great friend and will be missed.

  • Sorry for your loss Mark, Cary, Aaron. Sending prayers for family and friends. Candy was a wonderful woman.

  • I met Candy for the first time at my dad’s funeral back in February. She went to school with my dad and thought of him dearly. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss! I didn’t know her personally but my dad would once and awhile talk about his classmates, and she was one of them. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Mark and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I know through you that your mother was a wonderful person, always full of cheer and encouragement. May she be remembered for all her best characteristics and may we all honor her by exhibiting those in our own lives. Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Aaron. May God bless you and keep you during this sad time. Keith and Jona Baer

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Candy. We were friends and neighbors for years and spent a lot of time at her house. She was the best and never met a stranger. Her kids and my kids went to school together and spent time with each other at one or the other houses. She will be deeply missed. Thinking of you.

  • Aaron,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. A mother is the heart and soul of a family. I can’t imagine what you are going through but know you and your family are being thought of during this time.
    Your mother was a bright spirit and that spirit will forever remain in your life.

  • Aaron & Family
    My deepest sympathies to you & your family Aaron on the loss of your mother. Although I wasn’t very close I knew your mother & she was always a very kind & loving woman. God bless you during this difficult time.
    “When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. “

  • My deepest sympathy to your family. Candy and I were friends since first grade and I will always remember her and the fun we used to have. Candy was a sweet and kind person and will be deeply missed. Prayers for the family.

  • My condolences to the entire family. Candy and I worked together for several years in SURS. I left SURS, but stayed close with Candy. Although, I haven’t seen her recently.
    Candy was a beautiful person, always lent her ear or a helping hand. I was blessed to work with and get to know Candy.

  • Having known Candy since high school she and I raised our children together. Her with her three boys and me with my three girls. Always having so much fun never knowing what the other one was going to do or say needless to say we had a lot of laughs and alot of tears over the years. I know she will always be smiling down on all of us. Love to Cary, Mark, Aaron Allie and Travis.

  • Mark and Aaron, so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a parent. Your family is in my prayers as you face these difficult days ahead of you.

  • Mark,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother.
    Barry and Suzie Bowden
    (McKenzie’s Gladwin’s parents)

  • She was my best friend. She changed my entire look on life she made me a better person by believing in me. I love you and will miss you every single day I really wish you were still hear Mom I wasn’t ready to say bye.

  • Cary, Mark, and Aaron,

    I am so very sorry to hear of Aunt Candy’s passing. I last saw and spoke with her at Aunt Ellen’s funeral. My thoughts and prayers with you boys and your families.


  • I am so sorry to hear of Candy’s passing. I know you’ll be sustained by good memories of a mother who loved you all dearly.


  • Candy was a special person to all who knew her. She has been so brave throughout parenting her boys and working so hard to raise them. We will remember her pretty smile and loving personality.

  • To Candy’s family, please know how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Candy was such a nice person. I worked with her for several years until she retired from the state. She could always bring a smile to my face and many many times she pulled out big ole belly laughs from me and many others!! She was such a trickster…we were reminiscing and laughing at work today about some of the funny stunts she pulled. And just the way she could tell story…she could be soooo animated !! I will miss your Mom/Sister/Aunt. I know that pales in comparison to what you all are going through and my thoughts and prayers are with you. This road that you have been forced to take is not an easy one but maybe you can find some comfort in knowing that she loved her family more than anything and that she is no longer suffering. God be with you…

  • To Candy’s Family: So sorry for the loss of your Mother Sister, and Grandmother.

    I didn’t know Candy well, but went to school with her brother, Denny. She always had a cheerful way about her. Prayers and Hugs for all Candy’s Family and Friends.