Julia F. Condit, 84, of the Willow Brook Community in Delaware and formerly of Sunbury, passed away Sunday (Dec. 16, 2012) surrounded by her family at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Linworth to the late John and Alma (McNaughton) Hartsook. A graduate of Galena High School in 1947, she resided in southern Delaware County until moving to Delaware in 2002.
She married Earl G. "Red" Condit in 1948, together they shared 62 wonderful years, until his death on June 10, 2011. Together they raised a family, built a home and shared in the interests of harness racing and golfing.
First and foremost she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was very active in the lives of her family. She retired as a key punch operator for J.C. Penny Company. A longtime member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church, she also served on the elections board for Genoa Township. Skilled with the needle and thread as a seamstress, she was a woman of beauty and grace, with an engaging smile. She will be remembered for her love of family, especially her grandchildren of whom she was most proud.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Lynn (Michael) Whetstone of Lancaster, Gary (Rita) Condit of Westerville and Nancy (Jim) Herbert of Westerville; nine grandchildren, Benjamin, Amanda, Courtney, Joel, Kirk, Hilary, Brittany, Nicholas and Zachary; nine great-grandchildren, Robbie, Anna, Shannon, Jack, Colin, Taylor, Avery, Owen and Reghan; brother-in-law, Dominic Mongiardo; sister-in-law, Verna Mae(Condit) Belcher; nieces, nephews; and a community of friends.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and John Hartsook; and sisters, Ida Mongiardo and Mary Myers.
Graveside services were held for her family and burial took place in Trenton Cemetery. All friends and extended family members are invited to attend the memorial services, which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Terrace Room of Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way S., Delaware with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry Street, Sunbury, OH 43074 or Willowbrook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way S., Delaware, OH 43015.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury is honored to serve the Condit family and condolences may be expressed and memories shared by visiting snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Jan. 3, 2013