Imogene Marcella Bland, 92

Imogene Marcella Bland, 92, of Wabash, died at 6:24 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Wabash County to David "Robert" and Marie (Zook) Mettler.

Imogene married Wayne William Bland in Wabash on Feb. 19, 1944; he died October 1983. 

She worked 36 years at General Tire in Wabash, retiring in 1983.  Imogene enjoyed baking, cooking, playing cards, babysitting, and her grandchildren. 

She is survived by three children, Richard G. (Sandy) Bland, Terry W. Bland, and Betty Joan Smith, all of Wabash, brother, Harold (Joyce) Mettler of Wabash, sister, Anna Sutherland of Washington, 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son Robby Bland, four brothers, Ed, Robert "Bud", Russell, and Charles Mettler and five sisters, Mary Huston, Emma Courtney, Ruby Miller, Linda Wilson, and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Pilgrim and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash. 

Friends may call 12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Imogene may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Nov 24