At Home With the Lord
August 14, 1930- May 12, 2016
Bernice M. Bland went to be with he Lord on May 12, 2016. Bernie, along with her husband Bob, led numerous groups of teenagers on work and evangelistic projects worldwide and made three trips around the world. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She ran the food warehouse for Teen Missions and taught cooking for teens traveling all over the world.
She is survived by her husband Robert M. Bland, Merritt Island, Florida, daughter, Cathy Lynn Bland Stringer and husband Randy, Grove City, Pennsylvania, son Robin Ray Bland and wife Maxine of Cocoa, Florida, sister, Ester Goldsberry and brother Jim Elliot of Chillicothe, Ohio, grandchildren Joshua Robert Stringer, Tara Brene Bland Brozman, Catherine-Noel Bland Stringer Schultz. She was proceeded in death by three brothers, Richard Elliot, Walter Elliot, and Earl Elliot and four sisters, Mabel Laurman, Ethel Hyer, Alice Elliot, and Retha (Fishy) Wheeler as well as a grandson, Joel Ray Bland.
Funeral services were held on Monday May 16, 2016 at the Mt Tabor Christian Church, Chillicothe, Ohio with Rev. Howard Vanderpool, officiating. Burial was at Gibson Family Cemetery in Alma, Ohio.