Viola ‘Candy’ M. Pride, 94, Chandler

Viola “Candy” M. Pride, 94, of Chandler, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at the Heritage Center in Evansville.

Viola was born in Dubois County on November 20, 1924, to the late Jacob and Mary (Timling) Hemmerlein.

She was a lifetime member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chandler.

Viola owned and operated Candy’s Beauty Salon for many years. She loved sewing and quilting.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cletus “Pete” Ray Pride; daughter, Jeanette Butts; infant sister, Leola Hemmerlein; infant brother, Jacob Hemmerlein; and siblings, Willis Hemmerlein, Eugene Hemmerlein, Margaret Zehr, Helen Mann;

Viola is survived by her children, Karen Willett and her husband, Larry, of Evansville, Mike Pride and his wife, Carol, of Jasper and Glenn Pride and his wife, Neela, of Oak Park, Illinois; grandchildren, Ryan Leslie and his wife, Laura, of Concord, New Hampshire, Allyson Jaebker and her husband, Mark, of Evansville, Suzanne Coblentz and her husband, Eric, of Edgewater, Florida, and Karishma Pride and Anjali Pride, both of Oak Park, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Avery Klingaman of Evansville, Ian Leslie and Megan Leslie, both of Concord, New Hampshire, and Collin Coblentz and Cassie Thewes and (Cody Conroy), both of Orlando, Florida; great-great-grandchildren, Jack, Julia, and Jameson Conroy; siblings, Liz Ledbetter of Evansville, Marcella Laughlin of Evansville, Harold Hemmerlein, Amos Hemmerlein and his wife, Judy, of Haysville, and Alfred Hemmerlein and his wife, Bernie, of Florida; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hemmerlein and Pauline King; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 338 South State Street, Chandler, with Pastor Jack Weiland officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the church.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Heritage Center and Heritage Hospice for their loving care and support.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at


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