Eldon Clarence Condra 92 of Bloomington passed away in his home surrounded by his family. He went to be with his Lord and Savior.
Eldon was born Sept 10,1925 in the hills of Moss, TN. to Oscar D. and Pearl H. Condra.
Eldon is survived by his wife Eunice (Ratliff) Condra, sons David (JoAnn) Condra of Tompkinsville, KY, John (Karen) Condra daughters Connie (Phil) Fisher and Sandra (Steve) Mack. Grandchildren, Jimmy (Heather) Condra, Brian (Mika) Lucas, Matthew (Amanda) Fisher, Jason (Shawn) Fisher, Bradley (Laura) Lucas, Amanda Condra, Ashlee (Justin) Engelhardt, Lisa Gooch, Jessica Mack and Brian (Sarah) Mack, and 19 great grandkids.
Eldon served his country in the U.S. army during World War II in the Philippines.
He was a distinguished disabled Veteran. He has 2 Purple Hearts.
After his release from the Army, Eldon went to Indianapolis. Where he worked at Chevrolet Motors and also drove a Taxi.
That’s where he met his wife. They moved to Bloomington in 1954 and purchased and operated a store in New Unionville, IN. They also hauled, water, stone, and coal.
Eldon and Eunice were known for their huge gardens where they shared their harvest with family and friends, often leaving a bag of goodies for friends on their porches. In 1963, they built a new building and it was the first full size grocery store in Unionville. They employed a lot of the local kids for their first times job. They made many early morning trips to Indianapolis to purchase the best produce they could find to sell in the store. As only the best would do for Eldon. He loved serving his community. He was always giving kids a sucker or treats when they came in the store.
He taught his kids and grandkids a great work ethic, a sense of responsibility, and a love for his community. We will remember his big smile every time someone came in the store to see him.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, a son Jimmy Condra, and a granddaughter Julie Condra.
Visitation for Eldon will be from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana 47401.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday at The Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Bloomington.
Our family would like to thank Dr William Schmalz, his staff and Southern Care Hospice for the wonderful care they provided for Eldon Condra during his illness.
The family requests that no flowers be sent, but ask that any acts of kindness or contributions in Eldon’s name be directed to P.A.L.S. (People and Animal Learning Services) 7644 W Elwren Rd. Bloomington, IN 47403 or to The Awana Clubs at Northside Christian Church 3993 N Prow Rd. Bloomington, IN 47404.