Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dorothy Geraldine Bland Miller, 1919-1952

  Dorothy Geraldine Bland, the daughter of Edwin William and Hope Howard Bland, deceased, was born in Enterprise, Kansas, March 31, 1919, and departed this life November 28, 1952 at the age of 33 years, 7 months and 27 days. She was united in marriage to Laurel Miller September 3, 1948 at Bloomfield, Iowa.
  At an early age Dorothy professed to be saved at the Believer's Chapel in Numa, and remained true to her faith. She was a loving wife and mother, a kind friend, always ready to help others. She was a patient sufferer, having been seriously ill for the past ten months.

Dorothy Geraldine Bland
Numa High School Graduation Picture

  She is survived by her husband, Laurel Miller, one daughter, June Adams of a previous marriage to Albert Adams of Centerville, three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Inman of Centerville, Mrs. Herbert Beck of Belmont, California and Mrs. Al Wojcik of Rockford, Illinois, two brothers, James Bland of Dallas Center, Iowa and Herbert Bland of Grimes, Iowa besides several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is preceded in death by both parents, one sister, Norma Bland Crowder and one brother E. W. Bland, Jr., who died in infancy.
  She was laid to rest in the Lupton family cemetery near Unionville, Missouri on Dec. 1, 1952.
  The service at the Johnson Funeral Home was given by Evangelist David Lawrence, and the singing by Barbara, Nancy and Cathrine Plowman.
Dorothy Miller Taken by Death
  Dorothy G. Miller, wife of Laurel Miller of Numa passed away Friday afternoon at their home in Numa following several months illness. She had been seriously ill since last February. Mrs. Miller was 33 years, seven months and 27 days of age, and was born in the state of Kansas March 31, 1919, the daughter of E. W. and Leah Bland.
  She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, and leave her husband and one daughter, June Adams, by a previous marriage.
  There are three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Beck of Bellmont, Calf., Mrs. Al Wojaic (sic) of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Ruth Inman of Centerville, two brothers, James Bland of Dallas Center and Herbert Bland of Grimes, Ia.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Johnson Funeral home with David Lawrence officiating and burial in the Lupton cemetery near Unionville, Mo.
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution to The Jerome Journal of the above obituaries and picture by Richard Inman of Hamilton, Ohio.

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