Marianne Bland, 86, of Gentry, Ark., died on June 2, 2018, at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Depew, Okla., to Robert Elijah Rogers and Beulah Ophelia Moore Rogers. She married Glenn Bland and they had five children together. She was an elementary school teacher for 22 years with the Decatur School District. She was a member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, The Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, and Senior Democrats. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jesse Bland; and five siblings.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Moore and husband Russell of Lincoln, Ark., and Jeanne Ann Whitmire Kamm and husband Kent of Van Buren, Ark.; three sons, Jim Bland and wife Cara of McAlester, Okla., John Bland and wife Barbara of Siloam Springs, and Jeff Bland and wife Leslie of Siloam Springs; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.