Ruby Fern Bland (89) of Greenup


Published on October 24 2013 6:36 pm

Ruby Fern Bland, 89, of Greenup, IL. passed away at 5:14 pm on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery.
Fern was born on May 2, 1924 in Cumberland County, IL. to Edgar & Goldie (Decker) Wade. She married William E. “Bill” Bland on December 20, 1947 and he preceded her in death in September of 1994. Surviving are her three children Rita husband Steve Chancellor of Richmond, TX; Dee Ann husband Mike Miller of Greenup, IL and Bill Bland Jr. and wife Cathy of Westfield, IL. Four grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Eunice Decker.
Fern was a homemaker and worked at Arndt’s Variety Store for many years she also had worked at the Ettelbrick Shoe Factory. She attended the Salem United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made for the Tree Of Life at the Cancer Center in Mattoon.
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