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Patricia Bland

August 30, 1938 — June 11, 2023

Patricia Bland,

84, of Princeton, Illinois, passed away June 11, 2023. The eldest of nine children, Patricia was born to the late Robert Earl and Mary Genavieve Scroggins in Auburn, Illinois on August 30, 1938. She graduated from Pana High School in 1956. Patricia met Raymond Bland in Pana and the couple were wed on July 28, 1956.

Patricia was a woman of many domestic talents which she shared freely to the benefit of all those around her. She was an avid quilter and seamstress. She also enjoyed cooking and was affectionately known as, “the taco lady”. Patricia found great joy in reading, especially a good western. She also liked to travel – spending winters in Arizona and going for scenic motorcycle rides with Ray. Above her many interests, Patricia’s truest calling was her family, and she was at her happiest when spending time with them.

She is survived by her five children, Raymond Robert (Debbie) Bland of Fortville, IN, Lisa (Scott) Miner of Evansville, IN, Lori (Jim) Campbell of Leesburg, FL, J. Oakley (Sara) Bland of Princeton, IL, and Curt (Yvonne) Bland of Pioneer, CA; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Bob, Herman, LeRoy, Barb, Nancy and Mary. Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved, Ray; sisters, Sue and Martha; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 24th at 12 PM at Sandy Hook Methodist Church, 1610 Taylor Road, Columbus, IN 47203. A lunch will be served immediately following the service.

Inurnment will take place Monday, June 26th at 2PM in Elm Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Princeton, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Hospice, 8435 Keystone Crossing, #108, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Arrangements entrusted to Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary. Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.arnmortuary.com.

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