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Margaret Condren

Margaret Cloe (Hill) Condren, 92, of Van Buren died Monday, April 7, 2014. She was born May 20, 1921, in Alma to the late James and Catherine (James) Hill. She was a 1939 graduate of Fort Smith High School and also graduated from Draughons Business College. She married Stewart Condren on April 18, 1941. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Van Buren and was active in many roles until her illness. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Boston Store and Eads Brothers in Fort Smith and People’s Bank in Van Buren. She and her husband were members of the Road Hogs and enjoyed traveling to the University of Arkansas football and basketball games.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, her sister, Treva (Hill) McGinnis; her brother, Gerald Hill; and two aunts, Lonnie “Bill” James and Margaret Adams.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith with the Rev. Rita Wilson presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Mike Condren and his wife the Rev. Jan Condren of Tahlequah; two grandchildren, Virginia (Condren) Cruanes and her husband Patrick and Matthew Condren; and one great-grandson, Shawn Reason, all of Metairie, La.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Cruanes, Richard Skinner, Matthew Condren, David McDonald, Gary Condren and Shawn Reason.

Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 108 S. 10th St., Van Buren, AR 72956, The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 292, Fort Smith, AR 72902 or the Humane Society of Sebastian County, P.O. Box 10953, Fort Smith, AR 72917.

To sign the online guest book please visit www.fentressmortuary.com.

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