Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Vanessa Erin Bland, 43, of Purdy, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Cox-Monett Hospital.

She was born July 7, 1969, in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of Don and Jean Sohl. On Nov. 8, 2008, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Kevin Bland, who survives. Additional survivors include: one son, Noah Eells, of Purdy; one daughter, Hope Eells; and one sister, Johne Bené, of Florida.

She received her education in Florida, where she graduated from high school and then became a certified nurse's aide. Six years ago, she moved from North Carolina to Purdy to make her home. She was a member of Rock Ridge Baptist Church in Seligman.

Memorial services were held Monday in Rock Ridge Baptist Church. Pastor Dale Stover conducted the services.

Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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