Virginia E. Harlan
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WILLARD: Virginia E. Harlan, age 89, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield.
She was born on July 3, 1923 in Ladoga, Indiana to the late Oliver and Laura Miller. After graduating high school, Virginia went on to attend Manchester College for two years. Following college, she married Robert M. Harlan in 1947 and raised their two children. She began working at the former Mad Rags clothing store in Willard and then purchased the business in 1976, changing the name to the Wardrobe Dress Shop. She owned and operated the store for 14 years. In 1994, Virginia and her husband, Robert, opened Time and Treasures Antique Store, where they both worked until their retirement in 2000. Virginia was a member of the former Presbyterian Church in Willard until its closing, where she then became a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was also a member of UPW, Gay Gardeners, Willard Historical Society, Music Study Club, 20th Century Club, Organ Club, and Willard Merchants.
Virginia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert T. and Susie Harlan of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Becky K. and Mike Regan of Willard; two grandchildren, Ted (Laura) Harlan of Norwalk, CT and Claire Regan of Willard; two great grandsons, Dashiell and Liam Harlan; and one sister, Rachel Shera of Jamestown, IN.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert Max Harlan in 2003; and two sisters, Bonnie Motsch and Fran Maudlin.
Friends may call on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM, with Rev. Doug Winner officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Published in the News Journal on Feb. 18, 2013