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Martha Lois Condi

Martha Lois Condi

Martha Lois Condi, 93, of Laurel Park and Lake Pointe Landing, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at The Elizabeth House.

A native of Potomac, IL, she was born on Dec. 23, 1919, to the late A. Carl Stahl and Leota Stahl. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Condi; and her brother, Robert Stahl and his wife, Marguerite.

She was a graduate of the University of Illinois and in 1953 along side her husband, opened Condi Drill Company in Chicago. In 1972, they moved the company to Hendersonville. An instrumental part of business, she was the Chief Financial Officer before CFO was a popular term. After retiring in 1979, she enjoyed playing golf and bridge, working in her flower garden and ballroom dancing with Albert to the music of the big band era. She also enjoyed the company of countless wonderful friends who shared the same interests. She was an active member of the Laurel Park Planning Board, Council on Aging Meals on Wheels, Forrest Women's Club and the Hendersonville Corale.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Beth Austin, of Hendersonville, Linda Sheard and husband Bart, of Sturgeon Bay, WI; four grandchildren, Micah Sheard and wife, Megan, of Madison, WI, Heather Williams and husband, Daniel, of Madison, WI, Drew Austin and wife Toni, of Raleigh, Patrick Austin, of Snow Mass, CO; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Williams and Paige Williams, both of Madison, WI, Sophia Austin of Raleigh; a brother-in-law, Paul H. Condi and wife Alice, of Evansville, IN and a sister-in-law, Joyce Mizner, of Meadville, PA.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to The Elizabeth House medical staff especially, Dr. Hicks, Dr. Hovendon, Brenda, Laura, her primary care physician Dr. Slawek and her personal care giver, Wilma Hill "Our Angel on Earth".

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, in the living room of Lake Pointe Landing with Rev. Tony Hall officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to Four Season's Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731 or The American Red Cross, 203 2nd Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.