Neil J. Bland

Neil J. Bland, 85, died March 4, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born on July 8, 1934, in Plainville, the son of Harley Cecil and Lilly A. (Smith) Bland.

A resident of Scott City since 1971, moving from Colby, he was a technician for KN Energy from 1966 until he retired in 1995.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Scott City.

On July 15, 1963, he married Thelma R. Meis in Plainville. She died June 24, 2014, in Colby.

Survivors include his four sons, Byron Bland, Hays, Warren Bland, Scott City, Randall Bland and wife, Melissa, Garden City, and Ryan Bland and wife, Amanda, Trenton, Nebr.; and five grandchildren.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Eunice Baham and Irma Ewing.

Funeral Mass was held on March 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Rudin Din presiding.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, Box 553, Scott City, Ks. 67871.

The Scott County Record

PO Box 377

Scott City, KS 67871

Phone: 620-872-2090

Fax: 620-872-0009