Mildred M. 'Midge' Harlos

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mildred Marie "Midge" Harlos, 95, Lebanon, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.

Mrs. Harlos was born May 8, 1917, in Boone County, on a farm that her parents obtained through a land grant. She was the daughter of the late Asa Clarence and Della Elzina (Roth) Warren.

She was a 1933 graduate of Lebanon High School and The Approved University of Beauty Culture in Indianapolis.

As a master hair and cosmetologist, Mrs. Harlos was self-employed at her home near North Salem for several years. She also worked for the state as an inspector of beauty salons.

On Sept. 26, 1940, Mildred was married to Glen Lavere Harlos. After 64 years of marriage, Mr. Harlos passed away Jan. 5, 2005.

Following their marriage, the couple farmed in Putnam County near North Salem until Mr. Harlos retired in 1984. The couple moved to Lebanon about 1986.

Prior to Mr. Harlos' passing, they sold more than 100 acres of land to the Hendricks County Park Division with the property now known as the McCloud Nature Park.

Mrs. Harlos was a devoted wife. She enjoyed crafts, hobbies and flower gardening.

In addition, she enjoyed living and participating at Crown Pointe where she considered all residents and staff as part of her loving family. Through the Friendly Visitors Program, Midge became connected with Jeannie Brandenburg. What began as a casual friendship grew into a loving relationship. Jeannie fulfilled the role of a daughter and they shared many good times.

She was a member of Lebanon Christian Church, the Roachdale Order of the Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary in Lebanon and Theta Tau sorority.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, James Harlos, Advance; a sister-in-law, Mary Frances Martin, Bowling Green, Ind.; a niece, Judy Duren and husband Bernie, Fredericksburg, Va.; a niece-in-law, Cindy Warren, Lafayette; three great-nephews, Michael Warren Jr., Whitestown, Joe Warren and wife Rachael, Frankfort, and Matthew Duren and wife Tiffany, Elkridge, Md.; three great-nieces, Kelly Rojas and husband Tony, Virginia Beach, Va., Angie Mixson and husband Will, Lebanon, and Missy Warren, Canada; and a dear friend, Jeannie Brandenburg, Lebanon.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Warren and Asa Warren Jr.; a sister, Nova Glass, and a nephew, Michael Warren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Myers Chapel of Memories, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Officiating will be Pastor Lee Faust and Rev. Harry Pitts.

Visitation is planned for 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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