Margaret Virginia Condon, 97, of Mount Airy, MD, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center.
She was the beloved wife of the late Austin Bair Condon. Born May 27, 1921, in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Ezra Davis Gosnell and late Mildred (Harrison) Gosnell.
Mrs. Condon was a 1937 graduate of Mount Airy High School and attended two years at Towson State College.
Margaret was married May 26, 1939. She retired in 1972, after 25 years with C&P Bell Atlantic and Verizon, where she started off as a telephone operator, retiring after it changed to a dial system.
Margaret also assisted in keeping records for her husband’s hardware store, Condon’s Hardware. She was a member of Taylorsville United Methodist Church. She has spent the last 20 years at CLV, where she was a member of the Friends of the Village and received a citation for her volunteer work.
Mrs. Condon enjoyed crocheting blankets as part of the Linus Project. Other hobbies include genealogy of the Davis, Harrison, Condon, Bair and Gosnell families, and quilting, having made at least 52 quilts.
She was an accomplished poet and even had her poetry book, “Grandma’s Tales in Rhyme” published.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Russell Ezra Gosnell and Ralph Oliver Gosnell. Surviving are daughters, Jean Condon Knill of Mount Airy and Virginia Condon Cawood of South Carolina; grandchildren, James A. Knill, Susan Shankle, Anne Knill, Duane Knill, Amy Cawood Ross and Alan Cawood; great-grandchildren, J.W. Knill, Danny Knill, Brian Knill, Lewis Shankle, Bethany Shankle, Austin Dorsey, Parker Dorsey, Elizabeth Knill, Keira Cawood, Rebekah Ross and Ryan Ross; and great-great-grandchildren Bentley, Colman, Gavin and Owen Knill.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A., 1212 W. Old Liberty Rd. Winfield, MD, where funeral services will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. Interment Taylorsville Cemetery. Donations may be made to either Taylorsville Cemetery at 5500 Cabbage Spring Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771 or Taylorsville UMC, 4356 Ridge Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771. Online condolences at www.burrier-queen.com.