Born Dec. 15, 1937 in Wapello, Iowa, Mrs. Bland was raised in Metropolis and graduated from Metropolis Community High School. She was a deacon at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church in Newbury Park and volunteered at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Duane A. Bland; four children, Cheryl Goff, Douglas Bland, David Bland and Sheila DiFraia; eight grandchildren: Chelsea Skaggs, Lindsey Bland, Chanel Mickelsen, Selenne Bland, Tristan Bland, Nathan Bland, Jacob DiFraia and Joslyn DiFraia; and two great-grandchildren, Olin and Elich Skaggs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Martha Hamm; and one brother, Edward Hamm.
Memorial service was held Saturday at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church, with a reception following in the fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at http://pulmonaryfibrosis.donorpages.com/Tribute/PatBland or mailed to 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 in the name of Pat Bland.