Landan Mark Bland, age 3, received his angel wings Wednesday, August 29, 2012, after a brave battle with brain cancer. He passed away in his home surrounded by close friends and family. Landan was born in Springfield, MO, October 17, 2008, to Ed and Carrie (Havens) Bland, whose lives he filled with love and Legos©. His smile brightened every room he entered and his strength inspired everyone who knew him. He was greeted in heaven by his pawpaw Mark Havens who will guide him to all the best fishing holes, and who will finally learn from Landan what a Ninjago is.
He is survived by his parents and his sister Ellie all of Springfield, MO; Maternal grandmothers: Judy Havens of Springfield, MO, and Beverly (Yarbrough) Havens of Springfield, MO; Paternal grandparents: Gaylen and Jane Bland of Willard, MO; Paternal grandparents: Judy Bland of Springfield, MO, and Ralph and Nancy Ragan of Peculiar, MO; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with Pastor Troy Hartman officiating. Burial will follow at Bass Chapel Cemetery Greene County, MO. Visitation will be held today August 31, 2012, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN, or The Landan Bland Fund c/o of Great Southern Bank. Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East Springfield, MO.