Marvin "Maury" M. Harlan
September 14, 1932 - June 23, 2020


Marvin "Maury" M. Harlan
Sep 14, 1932 - Jun 23, 2020

Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Find Us On Facebook
How Did We Do?

Marvin "Maury" M. Harlan, 87, of Pekin, formerly of Elmwood, passed away at 4:55 p.m., June 23, 2020, at his residence.
He was born on September 14, 1932, to George and Luvena (Prather) Harlan, in Salisbury, MO. He married Betty Lou Mea on October 19, 1955, in Moberly, MO. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2011.
He is survived by three children, Diana (Dave) Hall of Elmwood, David (Kelly) Harlan of Washington, and Dana (Mark) Johnson of Minonk; one daughter-in-law, Lorraine Gauthier; his special friend, Marge Everett; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He is also preceded in death by his son, Dan Harlan; and one brother, Melvin Harlan.
Maury retired from MAPCO and spent most of his working years in the propane industry. He served in the army and was a member of the American Legion. He was a lifetime member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and many years as a member of the Maple Lane Country Club spending time golfing with family and friends. Maury also served on the Elmwood Education Board, Elmwood Boosters, and a Trustee of the Elmwood Township. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal and NASCAR fan.
A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood. If you would like to pay your final respects, please line the streets of Main and Magnolia in Elmwood for the funeral procession to Elmwood Township Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
To leave online condolences please visit

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.

Eric Varner on Jun 27, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Maury. Truly one of my favorite men. A great person, friend and in many ways a father figure to me. God Bless!

Mary Geber on Jun 27, 2020

Maury was a special person. My condolences to the family.

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home on Jun 25, 2020

Rich Patterson on Jun 25, 2020

As my godparents, Maury and Betty Lou have always been a constant shining light in my life. Maury showed the world how to be a great husband, father, trusted friend, and mentor for many. His permanent smile was a lasting reminder of what life is all about. Every walk, run, and bike ride down Main Street meant a required stop at the Harlan house to get another dose of wisdom, friendship, and love from the entire Harlan family --- and some good Betty Lou cooking. Special people and special memories.
I love and miss Maury and Betty Lou and Dapper with my whole heart. I know that God has put them back together so they can look down on us every day with their loving smiles. My deepest sympathy to Diana, Dave, and Dana. I love you guys. God Bless the Harlan Family.
Rich Patterson

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home on Jun 25, 2020


Pat & Martha Davis on Jun 25, 2020

Diana, Dave & Dana - heart felt condolences on Maury's passing. I greatly appreciated the acts of kindness he showed my mother over the years. Whenever I saw your dad he always had a smile on his face, he will be missed.

Fred and Chris McMaster on Jun 25, 2020

Dave and Family, very sorry to hear of dad's passing. We are thinking about you and your family. Cardinal Nation will be one short..........Fred and Chris McMaster

Phil & Jennifer Schupbach on Jun 25, 2020

Cities was the BEST pipeline terminal manager of all. Always quickly helping us and our drivers if we encountered any problem loading our trucks at his terminal over the 40 plus years. Had many laughs and Great conversation while waiting in line and while loading to get propane .. Deepest Sympathy to all the family on your loss of Great Man.

Phil & Jennifer Schupbach

Lori Luthy on Jun 25, 2020

So sorry to hear of Maury's passing. He and Betty Lou were such good people and so much fun to be around. The good memories of your folks will hopefully provide you some peace.

Claudia Galbreath on Jun 25, 2020

I am sorry of his passing. God is looking over all of you.

Janet Edmonds on Jun 25, 2020

My prayers and condolences to the family, May the God of all comfort give you the strength to endure the pain you’re feeling on the loss of your beloved one. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Franke Keefer on Jun 24, 2020

We send our sympathy. Loved chatting with Maury on his Friday visits. Claude and Franke



Add a photo

The services for Marvin "Maury" have not yet been added. Please sign up below to be notified when the services are ready.

Get Notified When a Service is Added

Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Find Us On Facebook
How Did We Do?

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!


Share Photo/Memorial Tributes


Add to Your Calendar


Obit Checkin


Obituary Notifications

Grief Support


Get Updates - tribute notifications


Get Updates - SMS notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Marvin "Maury"

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Marvin "Maury" leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook