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Obituary ~ Harold Lloyd Condit
The Kansas City Star
Kansas City, Missouri
April 30, 1991, Metropolitan Section, Page B2-3
Harold Condit of Gallatin, Mo., the former president of Park College, died April 25, 1991, in Hermiston, Ore., while visiting friends. He was 73.
Condit assumed the presidency of Park College in 1975 and served for 12 years before retiring in June 1987. He was born in Idaho and early in his career served as superintendent of two school districts there.
Condit taught at Idaho State University and Drake University and worked for 22 years in various administrative capacities at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, before coming to Park College. Condit started at Park Collge when the school switched its affiliation from the Presbyterian Church to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Declining enrollment and unpaid bills had threatened to close the college, but Condit was instrumental in generating much of the growth that the college has experienced. In 1983, the college initiated limestone mining on its property.
Survivors include his wife, Georgianna Condit of the home; two sons, Alan Condit, Tucson, Ariz., and Randy Condit, Parkville; two daughters, Jean Condit, Boston, and Lorna Condit, Gladstone; his mother, Izetta Condit, Livermore, Calif.; a brother, Clay Condit, Arco, Idaho; a sister, Beverly Larsen, Livermore; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park College. The family suggests contributions to Park College or Graceland College.
NOTE: Harold Lloyd Condit was born on April 10, 1918, the son of Lloyd A. and Izetta Mae (Glauner) Condit. He was interred at Hagerman Cemetery, Hagerman, Idaho.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2016