Margaret Agnes Harlow

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HARLOW Margaret Agnes, was born on October 7, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014 at her home in Wagoner, Oklahoma. Margaret Harlow “Peggy” was the daughter of Hugh Findlay and Mary Fraser Wood of Brechin, Scotland. She was the granddaughter of Hugh Findlay and Agnes Wilson and of David Wood and Margaret Fraser all of Angus County, Scotland. She was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother David Wood Findlay of Roanoke, Virginia; her husband Dr. Richard Fessenden Harlow; brothers-in-law, John Booth Harlow, William Lailer Harlow, sister-in-law, Abigail M. Findlay; nephews, Jerry H. Freeman and Tracy Findlay; nieces, Margaret Flannery and Jo Anne Mosher and a grandson, Brad Brumnett. Mrs. Harlow is survived by her brother, Hugh Findlay, Jr. of Clarkston, Michigan; three children, William Bleakie Harlow, II and his wife Marlise of Jenks, Oklahoma; David Wood Harlow and his wife Karen and Dana Carleton Harlow, all of Wagoner, Oklahoma. In addition, Mrs. Harlow is survived by grandchildren; David Scot Harlow and his wife Tracy of Rogers, Arkansas; Richard Ian Alexander Harlow and his wife Brandie of Tokyo, Japan; Sheri Lynn Douglas and her husband Greg of Lakenheath Air Force Base, England; Brett Brumnett and his wife Monica and Brandon Brumnett and his wife Stephanie and Brad Harding all of Wagoner, Oklahoma. Great grandchildren include Hayden Harlow, Josie Harlow, Alex Harlow, Abbie Harlow, Eli Brumnett, Tate Brumnett, Bailee Brumnett, Jory Brumnett, Maggie Brumnett and Jacee Harding. Survivors also include, sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Harlow Freeman of Walpole, Massachusetts and Sue Richardson of Richmond, Virginia; nieces and nephews, Jill Berden of Clarkston, Michigan, Susan Findlay and Martha Savage of Richmond Virginia, Ellen Cowan of Midlothian, Virginia, Catherine McCurry of Pittsboro, North Carolina, Mary Russell of Hephzibah, Georgia, Connie Bird of Lone Tree, Colorado, Beth Foster of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Rev. Dr. Reed H. Freeman of Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Barbara Cavanaugh of Cleveland, Tennessee, John Harlow of Meterie, Louisiana, Dr. Richard Harlow of Williamston, North Carolina, and Nancy Harlow of North Carolina. Mrs. Harlow graduated from Hyde Park High School of Hyde Park (Boston), Massachusetts in 1939 after which she attended business college. After World War II, she and Richard lived in Orono, Maine while he finished college. They subsequently moved to Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, then to DeLand, Florida where she worked in the Stetson University Registrar’s Office; and then in Tallahassee Florida where she was a secretary for the Biological Sciences Department at Florida State University; Ashville, North Carolina and Blacksburg, Virginia, eventually settling in Clemson, South Carolina. Mrs. Harlow moved to Wagoner, Oklahoma following the death of her husband in 2001. Mrs. Harlow was blessed with the friendship of many people over her 92 years, two of whom have been especially prominent: Rita Callahan of Milton, Massachusetts who has been her “sister” since their early school years in Hyde Park, Massachusetts and who has maintained a close relationship with the entire family ever since and also Jan Jenkins of Clemson, South Carolina who with her family have also been great friends to Peggy and her family. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday, March 5, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home. WAGONER, OK. Services will then be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pindleton, South Carolina with the interment following in the church cemetery.

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Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home
111 Ne 2Nd St
Wagoner, OK 74467
(918) 485-2213
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Published in Boston Herald from Mar. 6 to Mar. 9, 2014
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