Candace Kay (Batt) Fagot, 71, of Lexington, Nebraska, was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, February 6, 2022, to her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family in Gothenburg.
Candace was born October 24, 1950 in Hastings, NE 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 married Randal Fagot in Hastings, from this union were born six children: 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 gave piano lessons. In the early 1980s she opened Hands Of Time Piano Studio By Candy, where she taught many students how to play. Candace then worked for the Lexington school system as a coach for many years and also for the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Candace was a member of 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 discerning ear with her church, her piano students and was always ready to play for weddings or funerals. Candace was very outgoing, caring and friendly, she loved her church and her Lord. She shared texts and photos with her friends and family, especially ones that would “keep you on the bright side of life.” We were all looking forward to her awesome emojis and cards.
Candace was the quintessential fun and loving grandmother. She developed a unique and special relationship with each of her grandchildren. She loved everyone in a unique and special way and made sure they knew they were loved. She was a model of life and love and she will be deeply missed. We know she was truly a guardian angel to all of us. She enjoyed making and sharing music with her students, saying “music comes from my heart”. She was able to inspire them and encourage them to love making music for others.
She will be fondly 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, Kade Oburn, 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 relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and her granddaughter, Katelynn Koubek.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with the Reverend Jose Chavez officiating. There will be no visit or rosary. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Lexington. Memorials are offered to the family for future designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to help the family make arrangements. Please share your condolences online with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.