Joyce Bland, 61

Joyce A. Bland, 61, Wabash, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at her home. She was born to Russell Smith, Wabash, and the late Nellie (Ward) Smith on Dec. 24, 1952 in Washington.

She married Terry W. Bland Sr. on July 18, 1980; he survives. She worked at Martin Yale in Wabash. Joyce was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 15, Moose Lodge #1195, and Eagles Lodge, all of Wabash.

She is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Carla) Waters, Pittsburgh, Penn. and Gina Gray, Wabash; step daughter, Angelina, Florida; step son, Terry Bland Jr., Huntington; four brothers, Eugene Smith and Norman (Angie) Smith, both of Laketon, Ronnie (Mary) Smith, Peru, and Robin (Diane) Smith, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Violet Smith, Wabash, Mrs. Matt (Loretta) Brodrick, Lagro, and Gertrude Smith, Wabash; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash/Miami County Home Healthcare and Hospice, 710 N. East Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Arrangements entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home.

Posted on 2014 Jun 02