Patricia Bland

A public Celebration of Life for Patricia Ann Bland will be held Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. at the Do Drop Inn in Dow.

Mrs. Bland, 69, of Newbern, died June 21.

She was born October 8, 1949 in Alton, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy (Groves) Young. She married William “Bill” Bland in 1997; he died in 2012.

She was a member of the Class of 1967 at Jersey Community High School and spent many years employed at Beverly Farms, from where she eventually retired.

Surviving is a son, Shawn (Jesi) Young of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, with a third on the way; four siblings, Karen (Denny) Freeman and Kevin (Sunshine) Young, all of Fieldon, Kenny (Lori) Young of Jerseyville and Barb (Harold) McBride of Newborn; numerous nieces and nephews.