Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Jeannette Morris Condra, 1916-1980
Daily Iowegian - 27 December 1980
Jeannette Morris Condra, 64, a resident of rural Numa and a lifelong resident of Appanoose County, died very unexpect-edly at noon on Christmas Day, 1980, in Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Ill. She and her husband had gone to be with their family in Springfield for the holidays. Her death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mrs. Condra was first grade teacher at Central School in Centerville.
Born April 4, 1916, near Jerome, she was the daughter of James and Esther Day Morris. She was graduated from Centerville High School in 1933, taught in rural schools, graduated from Centerville Junior College and later Drake University in Des Moines. She married Merrill Condra December 4, 1936, in Unionville, Mo., and they have lived on the same farm near Numa since that time. He survives.
She was a member of Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church in Centerville, the PEO sisterhood in Cincinnati, the Alpha Study Club and Deta (sic) Kappa Gamma, the national teacher's sorority; also to teachers' organizations on the local, state and national levels, and the Neighborhood Booster Club.
Her father preceded her in death. Survivors besides her husband include one son, James Condra, of Springfield, Ill., one grandson, Jeffrey Contra, also of Springfield; her mother, of Centerville; four brothers, Charles Morris, Plano; Paul Morris, Mystic; James Morris, Sublette, Kan.; and John Morris, Ft. Madison; and four sisters, Martha Cline, Satanta, Ka.; Carolyn Leaming, Liberal, Kan.; Mary Lou Morris, Marshall-town; and Joanne Long, Centerville.
Services will be Sunday, December 28 at 2 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church in Centerville, with Pastor Olen Adams of Davenport, officiating, assisted by Pastor Larry Warren. Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home in Centerville. A memorial has been established, and memorial gifts may be left at the funeral home.