Among the 14 family members who escorted Sen. Mary Groves Bland (right) to Missouri Gov. Bob Holden’s Inaugural Ball in 2001 were daughter Arletha Manlove (left) and son Rodney Bland (center).
Among the 14 family members who escorted Sen. Mary Groves Bland (right) to Missouri Gov. Bob Holden’s Inaugural Ball in 2001 were daughter Arletha Manlove (left) and son Rodney Bland (center). Fred Blocher THE KANSAS CITY STAR
Among the 14 family members who escorted Sen. Mary Groves Bland (right) to Missouri Gov. Bob Holden’s Inaugural Ball in 2001 were daughter Arletha Manlove (left) and son Rodney Bland (center). Fred Blocher THE KANSAS CITY STAR

Former Missouri state Sen. Mary Bland of Kansas City dies

February 22, 2016 09:02 PM