Bland, Dorothy A.
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Mahn Twin City Chapel
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 113 Grand, Festus, MO
Peaceful Ridge Mausoleum, DeSoto, MO
Food pantry at First United Methodist Church, 113 Grand, Festus, MO 63028
Dorothy Allene "Guannie" (Cook) Bland, age 86, of Festus, MO entered into rest on October 13, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Born on January 19, 1926, in Festus, Missouri to the late Allen and Mildred Amanda (Gill) Cook. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years: Spencer E. Bland, daughters: Beatrice (Mark) Campbell of Florissant, MO, Earline (the late Henry) Stewart of Kirkwood, MO and Cassandra "Sandy" (the late James) Blanks of Crystal City, MO, 9 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren, brothers: Roland (Pat) Cook of Seattle, WA, Earl (Rhonda) Cook of Festus, MO, and Stacy Cook of Festus, MO, and sisters: Joanne Bond of St Louis, MO, Carol (the late Ira) Dixon of Detroit, MI and Brenda Cook of St Louis, MO. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Charles Cook, Robert Cook, Myron Cook and Terry Cook.
She retired from the Festus School District as a cafeteria/cook supervisor and also worked at Bolle's Nursing Home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Festus. She enjoyed watching CNN, baking, crossword and search a word puzzles, crocheting, and cooking.
Reverend Gary Grey to officiate service.