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Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. Jarvis.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Gordon Houf, Jim Houf, Danny Houf, Steve McDannold, Richard Wasson and Richie Wasson.
Candice "Cannie" B. (Houf) Christensen passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. After graduating from Middletown High School with the class of 1935, Cannie attended the St. Louis Business College for a year. She went to work as an office worker for the Stix, Baer & Fuller Department Store in St. Louis for several years. Cannie then went to work as a clerk at the drugstore in Montgomery City, Missouri. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia and enjoyed reading, gardening and raising flowers.
Born: March 14, 1917 in Montgomery City, Missouri the daughter of Gordon C. and Thora J. (White) Houf.
Married: Walter B. Christensen in Wellsville, Missouri on September 15, 1951; he preceded her in death on May 28, 1987.
Survivors include: two step-sons, Weldon D. Christensen of Tulsa, Oklahoma and J. W. and wife, Ginger Christensen of Bowling Green, Missouri; one step-daughter, Wynona Rose and husband, Richard G. Wasson of rural Vandalia; two brothers, Sam G. and wife, Loretta Houf of Wichita, Kansas and Harry H. and wife, Betty Houf of Wellsville; two sisters, Mabel Cunningham of Montgomery City and Ruth McDannold of Mexico, Missouri; nine step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandson.
Preceded in death by: husband, Walter; three brothers, Roy Houf, William Houf and Raymond Houf; three sisters, Evelyn Paris, Virginia Daniels and Alice Garrett.
Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Care Center Activity Department of the American Cancer Society.
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