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Marion Conard

Jun 11th, 1936 - Sep 10th, 2017

Funeral:  1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church

Visitation:  6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  ​Cisne Cemetery


   Marion J. (Bass) Conard, age 81, of Flora, Illinois passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, at her home.

   She was born June 11, 1936, in Flora, and was saved and baptized in October 1953.  On October 30, 1955, Marion was united in marriage to Galen Conard at the Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church in Cisne.  She has been a member of the church for many years, serving as a choir member, bus worker, and was a devoted Sunday School teacher.  Marion was a homemaker and loved to read her Bible, sing, sew, gardening, crafts, and caring for her family.

   She is survived by her husband: Galen Conard of Flora; 4 daughters: Brenda Simpson (John) of Fairfield, Lorie Freeman of McLean, VA, Cathy Draughn (Don) of Kannapolis, NC, and Gayla Smith of Ashland City, TN; 1 brother: Edgar Bass (the late Carol) of Wakeman, OH; son-in-law: Ernie Taylor (Tish) of Salem; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father: Everett Bass; her mother: Neva (Sanders) Harvey; and a daughter: Christina Taylor.

   A funeral service for Marion Conard will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the Cisne Cemetery.  A visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  The family requests that memorial donations in Marion’s memory be made in honor of the work of Joy and Shane Davison with the Mediterranean Team (in France) and checks may be made to Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church.  These donations will be accepted through the funeral home.


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John and Judy Lusk

September 11th

Galen and family, we are sorry for your loss. Marion was such a sweet lady, and I know that you will all miss her. Her struggles are over, all pain is gone, as she now with God. Remember all the good times, and find comfort in our Lord. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Dehart, Meals on Wheels

September 11th

I will certainly miss visiting with sweet Marion. Prayers for Galen and family during this difficult time.

Maggie (Robertson) Stone

September 12th

Cathy and family, So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

patricia mcmanus

September 12th

My sympathy to Cathy and all her family. We are praying for you all.

Teena Smith

September 12th

Gayla so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you

Larry and Linda Cook

September 12th

Praying for all of the family. May you be comforted by the promise that we will see her again. Hold to the memories and she will always be in your heart. God bless each of you.

Carolyn Greer

September 12th

The love for our mothers stays deep inside. Love You


September 12th

Prayers and hugs for you and your family, Gayla. I love you all!

Joanne Browne

September 12th

Gayla - So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family close to my heart and in my prayers.

Jennifer Wenzel

September 12th

Prayers for you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained yet another angel. Nice to know she was surrounded by family and loved ones during her last days. Love you. Love, Jennifer

Janet Parkhurst

September 12th

Gayla, Our prayers and love go out to you and your family at the loss of your precious mother. Know that we are all there for you! Give one of your special hugs to your father for us all. Janet

Cathy Townsend

September 12th

Hello Gayla, my friend, and entire family. I pray blessings to you at this most difficult time.


September 12th

Gala, My prayers go out to you and your family. I know that nothing you can say can relieve the pain you have now. Just remember all the good times, be thankful for all those memories. Give your Dad a big hug and take care. Love you, Francine Nickles

Mike and Sharon Gray

September 12th

Sorry for your loss. Marion was a beautiful lady and will be missed by all. Prayers for you and your family.

Nancy Mitchem

September 12th

Praying for comfort wrapped in God's mighty arms.

Russell and Wanda Eastin

September 12th

Galen and children, We are so saddened to learn about Marion's passing. Russell and I were 1954 classmates with her in Flora High School and have enjoyed seeing her ever since. We remember her as a quiet, caring person, a true Christian example.

Marvin and Mary Smirh

September 13th

Mr. Conrad and family, we are so very sorry for your loss, she was a very loving person and will be missed by all. Prayers to all


September 13th

To my family... there are no words for times like these - only the peace that passeth understanding that God provides us. Grandma is flying free and is never far from us now. I'm here for you all.

Kathleen Gannon

September 14th

Lorie, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry about the loss of your mom.

Jane Beard Williams

September 15th

Gayla, So sorry to hear of you loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.



John and Judy Lusk
Jerry & Carol Wood
Bill & Sara Tooley Family
Bud and Linda Lents
Art and Ruth Purkes
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Dennis and Shirley Conard
Chuck & Linda Spitzner
Bill & Kay Kitley
Darrell & Beverly. Laughlin
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Mike & Sheila Brown
Ronnie & Cindy Tate (Lusk)
Carolyn Greer
Joanne Browne
Jennifer Wenzel
Sandra Arnold
Cathy Townsend
Ron & Mary Anne Ayers
Mike and Sharon Gray
Myron and Gail Woomer
John, Karen and Eric
Diane Johnson & Wayne Eastin
FHS Class of 80
Kathleen Gannon
Janet (Beard) Britton


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