Candace Kay (Batt) Fagot, 71, of Lexington was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at her daughters home surrounded by her loving family in Gothenburg.
Candace was born October 24, 1950, in Hastings, Nebraska to Richard and Kathryn (Anderson) Batt. She graduated from Hastings High school with the class of 1968. She then attended Hastings College. On April 2, 1971, she was united in marriage to Randal Fagot in Hastings, to this union six children were born: Susan, Michael, Kelly, Brooke, Jared and Tatum.
The couple lived in Hastings until 1975 when they moved to Lexington. Candace then raised her family and taught piano lessons. In the early 1980’s she opened Hands of Time Piano Studio by Candy, where she taught many students to play. Candace then worked for the Lexington school system as an accompanist for many years and also for the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Candace was a member of the St. Ann’s Church in Lexington.
Candace lived a life that revolved around her family and her love for music. She shared her extraordinary talent and perceptive ear with her church, her piano students, and was always willing to play for weddings or funerals. Candace was very outgoing, caring and friendly, she loved her church and her Lord. She would share texts and pictures with her friends and family, especially those that would "keep you on the sunny side of life." We all looked forward to her awesome emojis and cards.
Candace was the ultimate fun and loving grandmother. She developed a unique and special relationship with each of her grandchildren. She loved each in a special unique way and made sure that they knew they were loved. She was a role model for living and loving and will be deeply missed. We know that she was truly a guardian angel to all of us. She loved making and sharing music with her students, saying that " music comes from my heart." She knew how to inspire and encourage them to love making music for others.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Randy of Lexington, children: Susan (Tom) Schmiett of Gothenburg, Michael (Teresa) Buckley of East Moline, Illinois, Kelly (Matt) Rich of Kearney, Brooke (David Ruiz) Lloyd of Lexington, Jared (Keri) Fagot of Lexington and Tatum Fagot of Lexington, sister, Sandi (Lonnie) Smidt of Hastings, grandchildren: Cade Ogburn, Alexandria Ward, Dustin Koubek, Lauren Schmiett, Chad Schmiett, Christiana Buckley, Trae Buckley, Braden Rich, Isabelle Rich, Isiah Starks, Jordan Starks, Jalen Starks, Kara Houlden, Jeremy Callahan, Jade Fagot, Jaxon Fagot, Klair Fagot, Jaryn Fagot, Jackson Oaks, Ian Oaks, Spencer Oaks and Lily Oaks, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Preceding her to heaven: her parents and a granddaughter, Katelynn Koubek.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with the Reverend Jose Chavez, officiating.
There will be no visitation or rosary.
Inurnment will be at a later date at the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com