Virginia Ann Harlow

Jan 28th, 1929 - Sep 1st, 2017


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Sep. 5th, 2017 12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Sep. 5th, 2017 2:00 PM


Herrin City Cemetery

Tue, Sep. 5th, 2017 3:00 PM

Virginia Ann Harlow

Herrin- VIRGINIA ANN HARLOW, age 88, of Herrin, passed away at 9:15pm on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Herrin Hospital.

Virginia was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, the daughter of Herbert C. and Lena Faye (Gullic) Duncan.  She married Willis Edward “Bill” Harlow in Mount Vernon, Illinois on June 24, 1951. They shared more than sixty-three years of marriage, until his passing on July 18, 2014.

Mrs. Harlow was a member of the Herrin First United Methodist Church where she enjoyed being active in Sunday school classes and also serving on several committees.  Prior to her retirement, Virginia had worked as a secretary in Mount Vernon, sales at Montgomery Ward, and a clerk at Nancy’s Flowers in Herrin. She enjoyed riding the motorcycle with her husband, and skiing and camping at Crab Orchard Lake, where they were also members of the Crab Orchard Boat and Yacht Club.

Survivors include:

Daughter- Leah Marie (William Jewel) Bethel of Raymondville, Texas

Son- Bradley Scott (Sherrie) Harlow of Carterville

Daughter- Patricia Lynn (James Robert) Groves of Mulkeytown

Four grandchildren- Haley Groves and Dylan Dunmyer

Jewell (Brandon) West

Kyle (Erin) Harlow

Dustin (Cynthia) Harlow

Six Great Grandchildren

Two Brothers- John Duncan of Centralia

J.P. Duncan of Rochella

Brother-in-law- Richard Farmer of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Several Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchild- Virginia Ellen Carney, four brothers- Fred, Russell, Herbert and Frank, three sisters- Ruth, Margie Marie, and Elizabeth Joann, and sister-in-law- Shirley Ann Farmer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Bill Wiggs, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00pm-2:00pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Herrin First United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Curtis & Janice Richardson

    From: Dahlgren, Illinois

    Date: September 3, 2017

    Sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet soul. She and Willie were two of the finest. Our condolences to all their family.

  • Guest: Bill and Pam Hays

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: September 3, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • Guest: Rob & Susan Stewart

    From: Herrin, IL, Illinois

    Date: September 5, 2017

    We send our sympathy and prayers for you all during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Rose Allison

    From: Warrensville, Ohio

    Date: September 8, 2017

    Sorry for the lost of your dear loved one. She has had many years of sharing her love to everyone. Soon the God of comfort will remove death forever. Revelations twenty one verse three and four tells us that all these pains will be done away with. Trust him cause he cannot lie.