Ms. McCandless was a member of Kingdom Hall in Metropolis.
Survivors include her companion, Elmer Koerner Jr.; two daughters, Tracy Atkinson and Nicole McCandless; seven grandchildren, Maria Anderson, Sandra McDaniel, Angela Mansker, Jessica Mansker, Trinity Sharp, Amya Sharp and Ava Kommer; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Naomi Simms; one brother, Richard Slankard; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Fay Oaks Slankard; and her husband, Carnie McCandless Jr.
There were no funeral services.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.