Jo Ann Harlan

December 1, 2012

Jo Ann Harlan, 71, of Colfax passed away December 1, 2012 in her home. She was born July 17, 1941 in Lafayette, Indiana to Louis H. and Theresa (Roudebush) Malady. She married Jack L. Harlan on September 5, 1961 in Santa Ana, CA and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2008. After attending Riley and St. Mary’s Grade School, Jo Ann graduated from Frankfort High School in 1959. She worked for People’s Life Insurance in Frankfort, Jefferson Standard Life in San Diego, CA and Plasties Inc. in Santa Ana, CA. She also worked for Schultz IGA and retired from The Farmers Bank in 2006 where she was a teller. Mrs. Harlan was also a volunteer EMT in Colfax for 10 years. She enjoyed playing cards, doing crosswords, reading and the companionship and love of family and good friends. Survivors include Sons: Mick Harlan of Colfax and Mark (Tammy) Harlan of Rockfield, IN; Daughters: Maria Harlan of Colfax and Denise (Marty) Stevens of Colfax; Sister: Cathi Malady of Colfax; 4 Grandchildren: Brandon Harlan of Colfax, Kyle Stevens of Colfax, Renee Harlan of Lebanon, and Tara Stevens of Rossville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 1 Sister: Patty Lou Malady. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 at the funeral home. Pastor Dave Collier will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.


7 Condolences for “Jo Ann Harlan”

  1. Lisa McKinzie

    I am very sorry for your loss. May peace be with the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Cindy Reeder

    To Joan’s family, I am sorry to haer of Joan’s passing. I worked with Joan at the Farmers Bank and she was a joy to be around. Take comfort in knowing that she always talked about her familyand truly loved all of you. God bless you and comfort you at this difficult time. Cindy Reeder

  3. Cecelia Evans

    Maria and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my prayers and may God bless and comfort you. Cecelia

  4. Denisa

    Hello, I am very sorry for the loss your family has experienced. I worked with JoAnn for several years and she was a very sweet lady. May God be near you all during this time of sadness.

  5. Sherry Glenn Mason

    I was so sorry to learn of Jo Ann’s passing. We were classmates both from St. Mary’s grade school and FHS class of 59. At St Mary’s we were good friends and I came to know her parents and Kathy. We drifted apart in high school, but I always considered her a friend and was pleased when she and Jack got together. We did not see each other often over the years, but when I saw her at our 40th FHS reunion, my first comment was that she looked so much like her mother. To her sister, children, and grandchildren, I want to say that I will always remember her and the good times we had as young teens. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherry

  6. Becky Jenkins

    Sorry so for you loss of your mother. I worked with her at the Farmers Bank. Lots of good times and lots of laughs. I will always remeber her smile. God Bless.

  7. Marge Mcdonald

    Dear Cathy, so sorry for your loss. God be with you and your loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Margie

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