of Paris, AR
November 20, 1954 - July 17, 2022
Candy Etzkorn, 67, of New Blaine, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in New Blaine. She was born on November 20, 1954 in Paris to her parents, Konrad and Margaret (Furstenberg) Kiefer. Candy worked for many years for Cloyes Gear Company in Subiaco and later was the owner and operator of C&G Greenhouses in Subiaco. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco and was the past president of the New Blaine VFW Auxiliary Post 8383. She loved to drag race her camaro at Centerville Dragway and loved quilting. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Tony Jo Kiefer. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John Etzkorn of New Blaine; one daughter, Andrea Stark and wife, Amanda of Fort Smith; two sons, Paul Etzkorn and wife, Lacie of New Blaine and Stephen Etzkorn and wife, Traci of Woodbury, Minnesota; two sisters, Sherry Case and husband, Dana of Midway and Tina Honomichl and husband, Kevin of West Fork; three brothers, James Kiefer and wife, Shirley of Paris, Kenneth Kiefer and wife, Marilyn of Paris and Raymond Kiefer and wife, Angela of Paris; six grandchildren, Titus, Luke, Julia, Zachary, Isabelle and Carter; one aunt, Thelma Kiefer of Pocahontas and one uncle, Frank Furstenberg of Paris. A rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Mark Stengel, O.S.B. and Deacon Larry Fox. Following cremation her cremated remains will be placed in the St. Benedict Columbarium in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Paul Etzkorn, Zachary Etzkorn, Mark Kiefer, Matt Kiefer, Andy Kiefer and Thomas Kiefer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CARTI Cancer Treatment Center, 209 S. Portland Ave., Russellville, AR 72801 or online at www.carti.com.
I am so sorry to hear of Candy's passing. Praying God's comfort for her family.
My dear sweet cousin. You will be so missed. You left a wonderful legacy on this earth. I will always be able to see your sweet smile. My prayers are with your family that God will hold and comfort them at this time.
Candy was such a kind soul ! She will be missed by many. May her memory be a blessing. Prayers for family.
We loved Candy. She was a very special lady. May she Rest In Peace.
Candy, your battles are over & you are in the hands of our Good Lord, the angels & saints. We reluctantly give you over to their eternal care, to where there is eternal love & joy. We will miss you & look forward to the time we might join you, your folks, & so many loved ones gone before us.Well done good & faithful Servant. Enter into your Master’s JOY!Always proud to be your cousin & friend, John Greg Baltz
Farewell, sweet cousin. Thanks for gabbing and laughing with me on many phone calls, thanks for arranging that amazing fish fry for Mom’s 90th birthday, and tremendous thanks for the beautiful quilt we sleep under every night! So proud that you learned to play piano and shared your talents with your church. May your new adventure bring you many heavenly wins in your shiny yellow Camaro—and may your memory be a blessing to all who held you dear. ❤️
Prayers for the family! May God grant them peace in their time of lose.
So sorry for the loss of a great lady. She was always friendly and a ray of sunshine to all. Prayers for the family in their time of loss.
My deepest sympathy Paul & to your family & her friends for the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace in the house of the Lord.
My dear cousin left a hole in this world but is in the arms of loved ones who are now in heaven. I pray for comfort and peace for those left behind. I will treasure her memory, and the memory quilt she made for me. God bless all of you.
John, Paul, Steven and Andrea, Sorry to hear of Candy's passing. She always had a smile on her face and was cheerful. SHe will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Paul and Melissa Frederick
What a beautiful light in the world. Candy and John were 2 of the first people we met when we moved from Clarksville for my dad to help open the Florsheim plant. I'm sure my dad and mom were waiting to hug her and welcome her home. I'm all that's left of us now, but you are loved and will be forever missed.
What a joy to know, we connected over flowers and gardening. Prayed together when she was hurting, loved her
she will be missed
RIP My friend, we will meet again. Love you lots. Prayers for John and the whole family.
My heart hurt when I read Candy lost her battle here on earth. I know it is so hard for her family and host of friends including myself. The void of her presence will always be there. We know she is well and happy and in better place than we are. If we can take comfort in knowing that and rejoice for her as hard as is. Just know I care. My love and sympathy. Monty
So sad to learn of Candy's passing. She was always so warm and cheery. I pray for God's peace for all her family and all of us who loved her. Amein.
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. She is now an angel among us.
My Dad and I would frequently go by the greenhouse and Dad would buy his scratch, wild bird seed and sunflower seeds. I think he mostly stopped by to chat with Candy. She was always creating something and I loved her garden/lawn signs. She was a beautiful person. Prayers for her family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God bless you.
We are so sorry for your loss John, Paul, Steve, and Andrea. We think of her often and are praying for you and your family. Candy was such a unique and joyful person. I'm sure she already has all the Saints and Angels cracking up.
Candy's pretty smile and bright personality helped me through several dark times. I'm going to miss her very much. The only thing that makes it bearable is knowing she is with God and no longer in pain.
Of course I knew this lady from an early age. I also had occasion to do some work for her-she was thoughtful, pragmatic and just an all round good person. Her family is in my thoughts and she will be missed!
So sorry to hear about your wife’s passing she was great lady
John and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of peace and comfort. Candy was an amazing woman. We will always cherish the memories we have of her.
Candy was an interesting person. She had a little nursery in subiaco, and when I visited many years ago, she talked me into buying a jasmine plant. It is still a part of my family, and when it blooms in the spring and early summer, it smells like what I think Heaven must smell like. I’ll think of Candy when caring for it. Rest well, friend. Prayers for her family.
Andrea and family,I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of spending the night and Candy always making us laugh. Sending you prayers for comfort.
So sorry for the loss of Candy. Hadn't seen her since school days but we reconnected on Facebook. She had a wonderful caring spirit. She will be missed. Prayers for all.
Thoughts and prayers for the family in this difficult time 🙏🙏
I’m certainly going to miss your hello hugs when I’m at Centerville. We were put buddies for a lot of years. I’ll be praying for your family. So sad by is this day for me but a joyful one for you. God Bless your family and may they use you as an example of how folks should be!
We haven't known Candy very long. She was always helpful any way she could, a very humble person. Gonna miss you
Prayers for peace and comfort for all the family. May she Rest In Peace
Candy was a precious person who will be horribly missed! Prayers go out to the family. She was an amazing woman!
Candy will be missed by all who loved her, and her wonderful sense of humor. She has been a friend for many years, and will not be forgotten. Praying for family.
The Etzkorn and Kiefer families are special folks and Candy will be missed by many. Thinking of all of you and praying for peace and comfort.
Candy was so sweet! She showed me so much. From teaching me to decorate cakes & getting me to make a rose out of icing! We went thur more icing! Then she got me back into the VFW Auxiliary! I wasn't sure-I didn't know anyone but she could me under her wing & I rejoined! Then she got to be President & who did she ask to be her secretary? Me! Again she showed me everything! I was so blessed to have her in my life. She will be missed! But she can laugh at my crazy mistakes & watch over me shaking her head at me like always! Rest in Peace my sister! God is the lucky one now to have U at his side! Prayers for her family!!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Candy’s passing. May God bless John and her family. You have our sincere sympathy. Mark and Evelyn Hatcher
Love you so much candy. You will be missed by so many. Thank you for always caring and loving us. You were such a amazing person. 💜
She was a very sweet lady she will truly be missed
John & Family,So very sorry. May God bless you with comfort and peace.RIP Candy!Deepest Sympathy,Billy Jack & Diane Johnson Family
So sorry to hear of Candy's death. My sympathy to her familyDoris Davis
Such a great loss to us all. Will be missed but know that she is now free of pain and will surely be watching over all who enjoyed their time with her. Thanks for all the good times you brought to myself especially those loving hugs from her every race day at Centerville Dragway. Her and Johns never ending hard work at the VFW benefitted so many of us. She was the best.
Candy was a keeper! She will be missed by so many. Rest In Peace Sweet Lady🙏 Heaven gained a spunky Angel
We were blessed to know such a sweet woman. Sending her family lots of love, and prayers!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to John and family. Fred and Sherry Harms
I’m so grateful Lacie texted me and I got to do her nails on this final journey to meet her savior! She was an amazing woman whom I grew to love as a great friend. Never lost her faith and always knew God’s final plans. Many thoughts and prayers sent to John and family!
Etzkorns, I am so sorry to hear of Candy's death. She was one of a kind!Michael Bailey
Our hearts are breaking. John and family sending heart felt condolences. Prayers for Candy and family.
Our sympathy to John and family. We will always remember Candy as a dear caring lady, especially for the help and care she gave my mother after my dad died. Her cheerful hello every day and her little dog brightened my mother's days. Jim and Helen Hays
We are so very sorry for the loss of Candy. We are praying God will surround you all with His peace, comfort, and love❤️
Our deepest sympathies to John and all the family. She was a very special person. May she rest in peace.
I could write a book about Candy going back to when we met on the first day of first grade at St. Joseph School. We became best friends. Imagine our surprise when we showed up for our First Communion and realized we had identical dresses!Candy lived life to the fullest. You never had to wonder what she was thinking because she definitely expressed her opinions. In this world of "takers," Candy was a giver. She wasn't rich with money but she gave of her time and talents to family, friends and strangers. She was talented in so many ways. Too many to list here. When we reconnected several years ago, she became my rock. While all who knew her will miss her, we must focus on the fact that she is no longer sick , in pain and suffering. Her spirit will always live on in our hearts and our memories. My sincerest sympathy to John and her entire family. Rest in peace, Candy.
John and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you Heaven gained another angel.James and Cheryl