Born October 21, 1934 in Martin County, she was the daughter of Henry and Edna (Troder) Smoot Powell.
She was an assembler for Sarkes Tarzain in Bloomington and also served as an Avon representative.
Surviving relatives include: her husband, Gilbert A. Bland whom she married February 2, 1961; one son, Steve Norman of Bloomington; two stepdaughters, Dianna Jewell of Bloomfield and Cheryl Ann Dunigan of Spencer; one stepson, Dean Allen Bland of Springville; her mother, Elena Powell of Solsberry, three sisters, Beverly Mulanax of Fort Woth, Texas, Juanita Mroczek of Albuqerque, New Mexico, and Georgia Ann Chambers of Wisconsin; one brother, Allen Smoot of Roswell, New Mexico; one grandchild, five step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Smoot and one brother, Billy Smoot.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Carl Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Solsberry Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one-hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com