Betty Margaret Harlow, 92, of Mt. Vernon, died 4 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon with her children by her side.
She was born Thursday, April 20, 1922, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Herman S. and Margaret A. (Pace) Westcott. She married George W. “Buck” Harlow on Nov. 10, 1945, in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1995.
Betty worked at the Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory and then in the office at the Mt. Vernon Car Shops until her children were born. As a homemaker, she created a loving atmosphere for her family and everyone who came her way. She was the heart of our family and will be greatly missed. Hers was truly a warm and loving spirit. Betty enjoyed sewing, crocheting and cross-stitching, fashioning many lovely pieces she loved to share with family and friends. She was a Methodist of deep faith.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Harlow of Mt. Vernon; son, Benjamin H. Harlow and wife Lisa of Mt. Vernon; nephew, Stanley A. Mercer of wife Kathy of St. Joseph; two nieces, Deanna Schram of Salem and Lynne M. Sterling and husband Grant of Charleston; cousin, Doris Atkinson of Paso Robles, Calif.; four great-nephews; and three great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two infant sons, James Douglas and Thomas Aaron Harlow; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marian and Dennis Kuster and Berniece and Melvin Mercer; a niece, Janet Kuster; and nephew, James Martin Mercer.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Don Rector officiating. Interment will be at East Salem Cemetery in Jefferson County.
Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to East Salem Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.