Mount Vernon News
  • Jeanne Bland

  • January 21, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Jeanne (Frisby) Riester Bland, 89, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Jeanne was born June 6, 1921, in Akron to Nelson D. and Ruby J. (Nelson) Frisby and had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 1977 moving from Cuyahoga Falls. Jeanne attended the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are her sister, Eileen (William) Smyth of Cape Coral, Fla.; nieces, Jann Kohlhepp of Eau Claire, Wis., Jill Books of Cape Coral, Fla., and Shari Adrian of Stoughton, Wis.; and a nephew, David Smyth of Cape Coral, Fla.

Besides her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her first husband, John Riester; and her second husband, Norman Bland.

Funeral services will be today at 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the funeral service. Burial will be Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chestnut Hill Memorial Park in Cuyahoga Falls.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jeanne Riester Bland.

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