|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1924|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 2003|
Betty L. Bland Jackson, 79, of Iola, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Moran United Methodist Church. Rev. Ron Bumstead will officiate. Burial will follow in the Moran Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola.
She was born July 25, 1924, in Savonburg, the daughter of William E. and Georgia L. Swanson Ludlum. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Elsmore. She was confirmed at Friends Home Lutheran Church on July 3, 1938. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1942. She married Philip H. Bland on Sept. 27, 1942, at LaPorte, Ind. They made their home in the Elsmore area until moving to Moran in 1948. He died Feb. 25, 1965. She worked as a secretary for Marmaton Valley High School from 1967 to 1974. She moved to Iola in 1975, where she served as the Allen County Treasurer from 1975 until 1985. She married Joe Jackson on Nov. 26, 1980, at the First Presbyterian Church in Iola. They made their home in Iola. She was a member of the Moran United Methodist Church, Morian Chapter OES in Moran and Alpha Eta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Survivors include: husband, Joe Jackson, of the home; sons, Melvin Bland and wife, Jonet of Moran and Roger Bland and wife, Sharon of Iola; daughters, Phyllis and husband Charles Hays of Overland Park and Kris and husband, Mickey Ramsey of Paola; stepson, Allan Lee Jackson of Wichita; stepdaughter, Theresa and husband, Russell Richardson of Yates Center; brother, Max Ludlum and wife, Bethel of Elsmore; sister, Wilberta and husband, Max Morrison of Iola; sister-in-law, Shirley Ludlum of Moran; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Dean Bland; brothers, Rulif Edward and Joe Dean Ludlum; sister, LaVern Thompson; and an infant sister.
A memorial has been established with the Allen County Healthcare Foundation or the Moran United Methodist Church.
Waugh-Yokum Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola has the arrangements.
(El Dorado Times ~ 2 Dec 2003 ~ Transcribed by Lori DeWinkler)
Philip Harrison Bland (1922 - 1965)
Joseph W. Jackson (1922 - 2006)
Plot: South Section, Block 6, Row 2, Lot 21, Plot 3
Maintained by: Harold & Wanda Blackwell
Originally Created by: Lipstiklady
Record added: Jul 19, 2007
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