Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Louise Condra Hunt, 1914-2000

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
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Louise Condra Hunt, 86, of Centerville died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.

She was born June 25, 1914, in Numa, the daughter of James Elmer and Ettie (Sidles) Condra.

She married Dean Richard Hunt Nov. 17, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He preceded her in death in July 1949.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Louise Mathews, and her husband, Rick, of Centerville; two grandchildren, Jonathan Mathews and his wife, Amanda, of Centerville, and Sarah Zintz and her husband, Mike, of Plano.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Merrill Condra.

She was a 1933 graduate of Centerville High School, graduated from Centerville Junior College and received her elementary education degree from Drake University. She taught school for 40 years, retiring in 1979 from teaching 30 years in the Centerville School System. Following retirement, she worked at Johnson-Lange Funeral Home for 16 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Esther Circle, Order of Eastern Star, Past Matrons Club, Appanoose County Retired Teachers, Hospital Auxiliary and the Appanoose County Historical Society.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Gubser officiating. Burial will be held in the Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Iowa. Visitation will be held at the Johnson-Lange Funeral Home all day today, Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church and the Centerville K-3 elementary school libraries and contributions may be left at the funeral home.
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The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution to The Jerome Journal of the above obituary by Geraldine Rinker of Augusta, Georgia.

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