Candi Jean Carlson


Candi Jean Carlson, 59, of Mexico, entered into peace on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Candi was born on Aug. 12, 1963 the daughter of the late Opal (Snyder) Rinker and Earl Lee Rinker of Laddonia.  She was a 1982 graduate of Community R-6 and lived in the Mexico area most of her life.


Candi is survived by three children, Trazarra (Jason) Chapman of Paris, Jacobi Carlson and Quaid Carlson of Mexico; six grandchildren, Ethan and Landen Chapman, Madilyn Carlson, Layla, Kylee and Harper Carlson; two sisters, Dixie (Steve) Sims and Pamla (Harlan) Applebee all of Mexico; two nieces, Mailyn (Garett) Jeffries of Clever, Alexandria (Brandon) Applebee of Mexico; four nephews, Trampus (Kyra) Sims of Mexico, Eric (Mallory) Sims and Derek Sims of Columbia and Trey Knight of Italy; four great nieces Eliora and Seraiah Sims of Palestine, Texas, Millie and Ever Sims of Columbia; two great nephews, Grayson Knight of West Columbia, S.C. and Cole Jeffries of Clever whom shared her birthday.  All shared beautiful memories of a very colorful aunt that loved them all so deeply.


Candi was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Earl Rinker II.


Candi had an immense love for her family.  Her grandchildren were her greatest achievements in life, loving each one so very much. Her wishes for cremation were honored and a Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date to share memories of her love of family and friends, her pumpkin carving parties, laughs, sitting on the patio, sips, country music and her unwavering love of the Kansas City Chiefs.


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