Julia Bland


Julia Ella Bell Bland, 90; widow of Great Plains Conference clergy. Born November 3, 1932; died February 18, 20223.

She married the Rev John Bland on October 21, 1951. He served former Kansas West Conference churches in Iuka-Byers-Cullison, Thornburg-Reamsville, Scandia-Norway, Cassoday-Burns, Cassoday, Hardtner, Bushton and Tribune before his retirement in 1993. He died July 20, 2019.

Survivors include her children, Mary Hunt (Donnie), Samuel Bland (Wendy), John A. Bland (Marcia), Paul Bland (Lendi), Mark Bland (Melissa) and Charles Bland (Rebecca); 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 24, at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery, Lindsborg, c/o, Hall Chapel, PO Box 37, Lincoln, KS 67455. 

A complete obituary is here.