Martha E. Harlos

December 28, 2014

Martha Elizabeth (Fidler) Harlos of Tacoma, WA, went home to be with her Lord on December 28, 2014, at 2:15 a.m. She was born in Frankfort on January 30, 1924 to Ethel Fidler Pearcy and Archie Fidler. She was the step daughter of Ernest O. Pearcy.  Martha was a 1942 graduate of Frankfort High School. She married James D. Harlos in 1943 and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1997. As a former Frankfort, IN resident for 47 years, she was employed as a secretary at the Frankfort Lumber Co., and Peter Paul Candy Company, before moving to Columbus, IN in 1971. She was employed as a medical secretary at the Columbus Regional Hospital, before joining the accounting department as Cosco, Inc. where she was accounts payable manager. She was employed there for 20 years, before retiring in 1991. She was a member of Garden City Church of Christ, Columbus, IN. Martha moved to Tacoma, WA in 1998 to be with her family.

Visitation and Services

Family services will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Entombment will following in Green Lawn Mausoleum.

Survived by:

one son, James D. (Ana) Harlos, Jr of Tacoma, WA, granddaughter, Nicole R. (Paul) McCormick of Gig Harbor, WA, grandson, David B. (Laura) Harlos of Lake Tapps, WA, great grandson, Brandon McCormick (20) and two great granddaughters, Ashlyn (7) and Tinsley (4) Harlos.


4 Condolences for “Martha E. Harlos”

  1. Debbie Voorhis January 1, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Dear David and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mother from our high school days. She was always so kind and loving, a wonderful woman, wife and mother. May God comfort you and all the family and fill you with His peace.

    Friends always,

  2. Susan (Quebe) Dillon January 1, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Dear David and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May you find comfort in fond memories of her.
    Your high school friend,

  3. Jerry & Rose Wright January 3, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Dear David and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Martha was very special to us and our family. I still remember her big smile as she welcomed me on my first day at Cosco over 34 years ago. She and Jim opened their home to us on several occasions and we enjoyed meals and fellowship together. I appreciated her wisdom and the example she was as a Christian wife. I am forever grateful for the dear friendship we enjoyed. Jerry and I will be thinking of you all as your family privately meets today to remember this special woman.
    Our love and prayers,
    Rose & Jerry Wright

  4. Les Williams January 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I met Martha about ten or so years ago when I started attending senior dances around the Tacoma WA area. She was most always upbeat with a positive attitude and I enjoyed talking with her on numerous occasions. Martha was an excellent dancer and I appreciated the opportunity to dance with her when I could, including at her last birthday celebration. I know that many members of the former dance club(s) and other dance groups in which she formerly and currently participated will miss the presence of her bright and lively personality.

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