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Mary L. McCandlessNovember 21, 2017
Mary L. (Balint) McCandless, age 94, passed away on November 21, 2017. She was born November 3, 1923 in rural Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. She was a nurse who worked many years at the Bashline Hospital then later at the United Community Hospital, both in Grove City, PA. She was married for 53 years to her loving husband, Kenneth G. McCandless, who passed away in 1995. They were devoted to one another and had 10 wonderful retirement years together to travel around the USA and Canada, visiting family and friends along the way. They both loved to travel and enjoyed many road trips here and in New Zealand. They instilled the belief that “travel is the best educator” in their children, Kenneth P. McCandless, of Mount Vernon and Karen McCandless-Buck of Beaverton Oregon.
Mary and Ken moved to Oregon in 1993 when Ken became ill. Mary lived there near her daughter until 2011. She was a member of the Aloha Christian Church in Oregon and St. John’s United Methodist Church in Halston, PA. She was also a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary at the VFW Post in Grove City, PA. She was an avid reader, still loved to go for rides in the countryside, was devoted to her family and her two kitties, Boots and Buffy.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her six siblings, Edward, Margaret, Helen, Harry, Daniel, and John Balint
She is survived by her children Kenneth and Karen, her grandson Conrad Kenneth Buck or Portland, Oregon, and by four great-grandchildren, Benjamin David Buck, Jackson Charles McCandless Buck, Maxwell Samuel Buck and Harrison Michael Conrad Buck.
Friends may call at the Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 PM. A Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial donation be made to Central Ohio Hospice.
Those who wish to share a memory or send a condolence with the family, please visit www.lasaterfuneralhomes.com