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Jill Elaine Westbrook Harmuth, 68, passed away on May 4, 2021, after a long struggle with cancer.

A native of Marietta, Georgia, she was the daughter of Cecil Westbrook and Janet Cash Westbrook . Jill graduated from Marietta High School and went on to receive her undergraduate degree and Masters in Library Science from Vanderbilt University. She worked in the libraries of The University of Chicago and Sacred Heart School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

She is survived by her husband Jack; son, Cameron Jolley of Alexandria, Virginia; daughter, Liz (Patrick) Tucker of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; sister Jan (Jack) Byrd, of Sandy Springs, Georgia; brother, Reeves (Robin) Westbrook of Great Falls, Virginia; grandchildren, Cricket, Wesley, and Nathan; and many beloved extended family members and close friends.

Jill’s great passions in life were books (she was a born librarian), music of all types, nature, and ceramics (a pretty bowl was  always hard to resist). All who knew Jill loved her, and she will be greatly missed.

A remembrance and celebration of her life will be held at 10am on June 16, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church – 410 Church Street, Beaufort, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to HELP of Beaufort or the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County.

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  1. Suzann Swiney says:

    It was always a delight to spend time with Jill! She was generous with her kind loving heart! She was knowledgeable too in a very unassuming way that always left me with something new to think about. We have been blessed to have her!

  2. Diane K Schukman says:

    Liz and Cameron, I have thought about you fondly many times. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. Take care of yourselves.
    From Diane and Malea, your book-shelving buddies.

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