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Poling, Margaret "Markee" (Condit)  
Our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother Margaret "Markee" Condit Poling, a Bartlesville native, died peacefully in Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. A graveside burial service will be held in Bartlesville, her hometown, under the supervision of Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Hanna Shearer, pastor of Bartlesville's First Presbyterian Church, will lead the graveside service, which begins at 2:30 pm. Margaret's funeral service was held on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Margaret moved to Iowa City from Brea, California, in 1997 after the death in 1993 of her husband Don L Poling, also a Bartlesville native, so that she could be near the family of her youngest child Cathy Covington. Although she had never lived in Iowa City, she did have family roots there. Her great grandfather, Moses Jenry Morsman (1812-1898) settled in Iowa City in 1846, where he served as mayor and as a noted physician. Margaret was born in Bartlesville on August 29, 1919, to Louise Morsman and John Guy Condit. Her father was an officer of Home Savings and Loan in Bartlesville, and Margaret grew up in the family home at 1400 Shawnee that was built for the Condits, who were members of First Presbyterian Church. An excellent student, she attended grammar and secondary schools in Bartlesville, "skipping" a grade and graduating a year ahead of her class. After attending junior college in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she entered Oberlin College, where she majored in history. Taking a bachelor of arts degree in 1940 from Oberlin, she enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from the School of Library Science in 1943. During the later war years, she taught school in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and after the war, in 1946, married her childhood sweetheart Don. A career Air Force officer, Don was stationed on bases in New Jersey, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Germany, and Texas. Their three children were born in Biloxi, Mississippi, when Don was serving at Kessler Air Force Base: Carol Louise in 1947, Robert Scott in 1950, and Cathy Lynn in 1957. Margaret and Don moved to Southern California in 1966, where he worked in the aerospace industry, after his retirement from the Air Force. In Orange County, California, Margaret reactivated her teaching certificate and professional library degree, serving for 15 years as a history teacher and school librarian in the Fullerton Union High School District. Margaret and Don made an abundant, happy, and loving life together for 47 years, enjoying their growing family, their work, and their foreign travels. Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers Dorman and Morsman and her sister Carrie Rae, who was a life-long resident of Bartlesville. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Carol and Thomas Reese, Robert and Emmie Poling, and Cathy and Cary Covington; her nine grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Amy Paddock; Kathleen, Siobhan, and Kerry Poling; Sarah Connell, Michael and David Covington, and Bonnie and Byrne Reese; and her eleven great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren, Luke and Hayes Paddock; Emily, Noah, and Samuel Connell; Callum and Cedric Poling, Henry Smith, Delia Rune, and Harper and Daisy Reese.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from June 16 to July 15, 2015
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