Virginia E. Harlan

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/19/2013 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/20/2013 13:30:00

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. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial contributions can be made to the Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at


Marianne Miller Jasper - Feb 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go to you and your families.

Donna Myers - Feb 21, 2013

Becky, Mike and Claire; I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a very talented woman who was so proud of her family. May the memories you hold dear help you through the difficult days ahead.

Robert Richter - Feb 20, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. My mother passed away the same day and her funeral will be tomorrow, also. May God keep your family in His loving care during this difficult time.

Steve & Gloria Ayres - Feb 20, 2013

Becky and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted by loving memories and supportive friends and family. You are in our prayers.

Scott Shellhammer - Feb 19, 2013

Becky, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. It seems as though life is moving way to fast these days and with that (unfortunately) comes losing the most important people in our lives. It has been years and years since I saw your mother but will always remember the great times we had in Willard back in the day. Again, my thoughts are with you during this extremely difficult time for you……..Scott

Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Feb 19, 2013

Becky and family, We are sorry to hear about your mother. We will miss her in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Johanna Beebe - Feb 19, 2013

Becky,So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
Thru the years our lives had touched each other’s often. I first knew your mom thru Music Study
Club, then my husband and your dad were in the hospital at the same time with kidney stones, the
dress shop and just as friends. My thoughts and
prayers are with you and your family.

Jeri (Mullen) Laser - Feb 18, 2013

so sorry to hear about the passing of you mom and grandma. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed by the people she knew. Now she is with your dad and playing cards with Bob and Lavonne. You are all in my prayers through this trying time!

Audrey Ginter - Feb 18, 2013

I got to know Virgnia during her time as a Volunteer at Mercy Willard Hospital. She was one of the sweetest ladies and I have missed her since she retired. My sympathy and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Valerie Shaw - Feb 18, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed my time with your mother and grandmother. What a treasure she was. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Valerie Shaw

Gwen Holmes - Feb 18, 2013

Sorry to hear about your Mother Becky. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kenny Henry - Feb 18, 2013

Becky, I’ve known Bob & your mother ever since
they arrived from Indiana. Was on the fire dept with Bob…..he could “do” it all. What a guy!
I also remember Virgina, I’d see her walking and she seemed to enjoy it so much, everyone seemed to know them. Losing friends is hard, Becky.

Linda Franks - Feb 17, 2013

Virginia was one great lady.I used to shop at her dress shop and antique store also at the after school program. Always loved to talk with her.

Barb Gerber - Feb 17, 2013

I am really sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I only knew her for a short time but in that short time what a wonderful person she was.
I will keep you and all of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Cynthia Branham - Feb 17, 2013

My heart aches for you upon hearing of your mother’s passing. She was a second mom to me since I stayed at your house about every weekend! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May it help to know that others care and share in your sorrow.
God Bless you.
Cynthia and Dennis