Martha J. (Livermore) Harlan, 79, Anderson, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Manor Care after an extended illness.
Martha was born in Roseville, Ill., March 6, 1934, to Orville and Lois (Woodward) Livermore.
She graduated from Roseville High School in 1952 and Brown Business College in Galesburg, Ill. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Anderson and Redbud Quilters Guild.
We were fortunate to have her be a “stay-at-home mom” until she went back to work in 1981. Mom worked for the ways and means committee while Greg and I were in the Highland Band. She retired from Best X-ray in 1999.
She is survived by her husband, H. Eugene Harlan, whom she married July 21, 1957, in Galesburg, Ill.; daughter, Lori (Patrick) Cole, Greentown; son, Gregory L. Harlan, Medford, N.Y.; brother, John (Lilla) Livermore, Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Regan A. Grand, Colin Harlan, Benjamin Cole and Grant Cole; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bill Livermore and Bob Livermore; and a dear friend, Betty Johnson.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
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