Candace Lanham

Candace Carolyn Fogle Lanham, 65, of Morgantown, passed away June 16, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with biliary cancer.

She was born July 23, 1947, in Parkersburg, to Wallace and Ruth Fogle. Candace graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1965. She later attended college at West Virginia University, graduating in 1970, with a degree in Education. Following college, she married her husband Bill in 1970, before beginning her teaching career. She began her career in Wood County, where she taught at Hamilton Junior High School for eight years. She moved to Morgantown in 1978 with her family. She taught science in Monongalia County at Cheat Lake Middle School for 30 years before retiring to spend more time with family and friends. Her joys and hobbies included shopping, reading, WVU athletics, trips to Hilton Head Island, shopping trips with friends and most of all spending time with her two precious granddaughters, Audrey and Madelyn, as well as her beloved companion, Bella!

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, William “Bill” Lanham; son, William Joshua Lanham; wife, Stephanie and granddaughter, Audrey of McMurray, Pa., and son, Jonathan Alexander Lanham; wife, Angela and granddaughter, Madelyn of Morgantown; sister, Debbie Fogle Tipper and husband Fred; niece, Betsy Tipper, and nephew, Chris Tipper, all of Vienna, W.Va. Survivors also include her mother-in-law, Norma Jean Coven Consonery of Monongahela, Pa.; nephew, Rusty Maple of Pensacola, Fla.; aunt, Carrie Stump of Morgantown; brother-in-law, Mike Fuchs of Parkersburg; brother-in-law, Robert Consonery of Simpsonville, S.C.; nephews, Nicholas and Anthony Consonery, and niece, Chandler Consonery; sister-in-law, Monica Consonery, and niece, Courtney of Richmond, Va.; sister-in-law, Barbara and husband Brian Sanders of Honey Brook, Pa., and nieces, Tara Kishbaugh of Singer Glenn, Va., and Megan Horst of East Earl, Pa.; and brother-in-law, James C. Lanham of Lakeland, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Constance Marilyn Fogle Maple Fuchs; her uncle Ronald Stump; as well as in-laws, William E. and Marie H. Lanham.

Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friends will be received at Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown, on Friday, June 21, from 9-11 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. Junius Lewis officiating.

Her family would like to express their gratitude and admiration to her doctors and nurses who have been involved in her care over the last three years.

The family requests, a memorial donation may be made to The Lanham Family Fund: Assisting Pancreatobiliary Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Development Office, One Charles Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201.

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