Candy Louise (Schick) Propes Jones

Born: Tue., Mar. 11, 1947
Died: Wed., Sep. 26, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel


7:30 PM Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Candy Louise (Schick) Propes Jones, 71, Madison, Alabama, formerly of Kokomo, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in Huntsville, Alabama.

Candy was born in Kokomo, Indiana on March 11, 1947, the only daughter of Donald E. and Gladyce M. (Rone) Schick. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1965. On August 13, 1966, she married her KHS classmate, Dwayne H. Propes. They divorced in 1974.

For many years during high school and beyond she was employed at Monte’s Fine Dining in Kokomo. She then worked at RCA in Marion until leaving to work at Delco. She was there until 1981, when she left on disability.

In the late 1970’s, she became involved in Stop Light City Van Club and travel was a big part of her life. During this time, she met the love of her life, Richard L. Jones of Muncie, Indiana. They married June 1, 1978 in Kokomo at the home of her brother Randy. Their neighbor in Oakford, Ray Cage, officiated.

She called Oakford her home for almost 40 years from 1968 to 2006. She was an avid genealogist and devoted her life to researching her extensive family history. She was a lifetime member of the Howard County Indiana Genealogy Society. She was proud to serve for many years as a volunteer at the library and as President and Vice-President of the Society. One of her proudest moments was when the Howard County Family History Book was published. It took over 2 years for her and the Genealogy Society to complete. She was very active in the adoption reform movement, and founded the Indiana Adoption Coalition. She was also a proud member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution General James Cox Chapter in Kokomo. She later joined the Twickenham Town Chapter NSDAR in Huntsville, Alabama.

She was a member of many groups: Huntsville Alabama Genealogy Society, Tennessee Valley Civil War Roundtable, the Genealogy Societies of Dickson, Lawrence, and Maury Counties of Tennessee, Lewis County Tennessee Historical Society. She and her husband Dick enjoyed collecting Christmas Village pieces and their display grew over the years and was enjoyed by thousands of people in Indiana and Alabama. They particularly enjoyed setting up at the Huntsville Depot Museum where school groups would come through to see it.

Candy is survived by husband of 40 years, Richard Jones; her children, Lia A. Molitor Muir, Angelia R. Propes Markopoulos (Peter), Rachel L. Propes Heitzman (Keith), Jason C. Propes, and niece Marna LeeAnn “Tunie” Chesley; grandchildren, Meredith A. Muir, Madison B. Muir Ramos (Nik), Miranda P. Muir, Mark D. Muir, Nikolas C.  “Nik” Markopoulos, Rachel E. “Remi” Heitzman, Karena C. Heitzman, Jason C. “Cole” Propes II, and Chloe I. Propes;, great-grandchild, Cassius “Cash” Ramos; and numerous step children and step grandchildren.

Her brother, Randy E. Schick, survives as well as her uncle who was raised with her, Charles “Chuck” (Joan) Kraner. She was also raised with two beloved cousins William “Bill” Janner and Wayne Janner.

Her lifelong friend, Anni (Antosik) Ronk was a source of love and comfort to her and was her “partner in crime.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, D. Joseph Schick and Fredrick; and a grandson, Kellar Heitzman.

She is also survived by many special loved ones. Everyone knew Candy had a big heart. She loved fiercely and was a passionate advocate for the people and causes she believed in, without apologies and by her own rules. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Friday October 12, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Brian Dudzinski the celebrant.  Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-8 pm Thursday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, where a rosary will be offered at 7:30 pm.  The family requests that you bring any special photos or written memories of Candy for a special memory book they are creating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard County Genealogical Society or the Shriners Burn Unit in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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Alice Crews, Hal and Theresa Brown
   Posted Sun September 30, 2018
So sorry to hear of you mother’s death. We love you kids. We loved your Mom and grandparents, Don and Gladys. Candy kept in touch with her Tennessee family. She was so proud of all of you. We loved to get pictures and any news she shared with us. Love and prayers to you all, Alice, Theresa, and Hal

Diane McCormack
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018

Hand-Tuned Windchime was sent by Mark McCormack.

Candy will always hold a special place in my heart. May her kindness and laughter be carried through the air always as these chimes ring. Love, Peace and Prayers Mark and Diane McCormack

Marilyn Bell
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
Candy was a person you liked the minute you met her. She helped us on all of the Class reunions, we have had. She was a kind and loving woman, who went above and beyond helping mother's find there babies that were given up at birth. RIP my friend.

Renee Smith
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
Candy, I promise with everything in me that I will not only take care of, but spoil rotten your beloved hubby and my bestest cousin. I am still kicking myself for not calling you last Monday. I know you have already forgiven me, and I know you know everything now... Please help me forgive myself... I love you and I cannot wait to see you again in Heaven!!! You were an Angel walking on this Earth and I am Blessed to be your cousin. Godspeed, sweet love, you are the reason SO many people on this Earth are SO much better. We are ALL blessed to have had you in our lives, and I am just thankful to have you watching over me. I love you so very much, my beloved friend, sister, angel... I miss your voice.

Renee Smith
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
I also will always be so so very thankful that you and my Baby Boy Logan share a birthday... You know I did that on purpose. Every March 11th, I will celebrate your births, and every single day, I will thank God for you both. We will always always always pay it forward.

Harold TT Watters
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
So sorry to her about Candy passing. Our prayers go out to all the family and friends and she had a lot of friends. I always Love to stop by their house at Xmas time to view her set up which got bigger every year. May the Lord comfort all of you at this time of need. We will continue to lift all of you up in our prayers. You will be truly missed by a lot of friends.
Harold TT Watters

Lee Ann " Tunie" Chesley
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
My dearest Aunt Mom, I cannot begin to express how much you changed life. You have always been there for me with firm love and guidance. You taught me so much about love, acceptance, self respect, I could go on and on. You are the reason I was able to break the cycle that I was part time raised in. You showed me there's another way. I've been able to give my girls the gifts that you gave me. You will live on forever in my heart and my girls. They love their Grandma so much and just like me they would always go to you for advice. Grandma knows everything. I will miss you dearly but I will rejoice in the memories, even the ones where I got my tail torn up!! I learned from that!! You cared!! I will love you forever and be grateful for the impact you have had on my life

Beverly Crews Edwards
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Dick, Angie, Rachel & Jason- we (your Mt. Pleasant, TN family) love you all and will be thinking of all of you & your families tomorrow. Candy was one of a kind, who truly loved ALL her family.
We will miss the Christmas cards she always sent & her special letter she always included to let us know how everyone was & how the year went for all. And many fond memories of her visits to Tennessee, sometimes with her kids & always with Dick.
Prayers & much love,
Beverly Edwards

Mirinda Flynt
   Posted Wed October 10, 2018
Dick, Angie, Rachel & Jason,
So sorry to hear of Candy’s passing. I loved her so and will miss her calls and letters, especially the Christmas updates and photos. She was so proud of her family and was blessed to be near you all. She was loved by so many and will be missed. Would love to attend the service, but have a critical appointment Friday. Will keep you all in our prayers. Sending love and hugs from your Tennessee family.
Mirinda and Mike Flynt