A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Alta Flossie Bland was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ray Matteson officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation for Flossie was held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM and Monday, February 14, 2011 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bland was born on September 9, 1908 at Frederick, Oklahoma to Frank J. and Mollie (Weber) Dittrich and passed away on February 10, 2011 at Juniper Village with her family by her side at the age of 102.
She is preceded in death by her husband Amos Orval Bland, parents, a granddaughter and her two sons; Orval and Ervin Bland.
Flossie is survived by her daughter Elsie Hull of Lebanon, Oregon, 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren as well as numerous other family and many friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice direct or in care of the Peacock Funeral Home.
|For the Family of Flossie Bland....|
Whenever I think of Flossie I recall the many precious memories she left in my heart - memories that will be with me forever. I worked at the same time as she did for the Traveler's Oil Co. She spent all day on her feet in the cafe and I spent all day at a desk. I found out early that although she was 30 + years older than me she could out-work me any day. One day after work I went to help her un-load a truck of top-soil on her garden and she shoveled 3 or 4 times more than I did, I just couldn't keep up with that lady. About 20 years later she asked me to come to her house because she had something to give me, she remembered that during the years we worked together I had helped her prepare her income tax returns (something I had totally forgotten) but she remembered and wanted to thank me with a beautiful crocheted afagan which, every since then, has been displayed on the back of my couch. Although we didn't see each other often she always knew me (even at her 100th birthday party.) Flossie was a very special lady that I always loved.
My heart goes out to her family, Wayne and Ellen Clausen
|To The Family of Flossie Bland,|
I was sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Julie Kinter Prowers County DSS
|Flossy had to be a very special lady. - know this because she had a wonderful daughter and grand daughters. I wish I would have had the opportunity to know her before she was at the end of her life. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.|
Pat, respite care provider
To the family of Flossie Bland
Our sincere sympathy to all of Flossie's family. My memories of her go back to my early childhood when she worked in my grandparents' cafe(Floyd and Jo Bosley). She has always been a friend, and always made time to stop and visit a minute when we met in a store. She was usually on her way to get some yarn or thread to work on her latest crochet project. What a life that lady has had. To think of all of the changes she saw in our world is amazing. May many memories of happier times carry you now.
Mikki (Bosley) and Kenny Cartwright
To the family of Flossie Bland...
I am honored to have taken care of such a lovely lady and to provide care and comfort to her and the family in the few months that I knew her. My prayers and condolences go out to the entire Bland family. Its amazing to have met a person who lived to see 102 yrs of age and the things Flossie had expirienced in her lifetime are all too amazing and surreal... Fly over us and offer us guidance, Flossie, you are now an angel...
Francheska Ortiz, Juniper Village @ Lamar.