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Carroll Bland


Carroll E. Bland, 66, Iola, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Indian Meadows Healthcare Center in Overland Park.
Carroll was born May 25, 1946, in Ayr, Neb., the son of William Marion and Juanita (Wright) Bland. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
Carroll married Joyce Munsen and they later divorced.
He resided in Iola the past 15 years and worked as a carpenter.
Survivors are two sons, Troy Bland and wife Regina and Todd Bland and wife Tonya, Iola; two brothers and two sisters; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be later.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola, assisted the family.
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