Dorothea Johns Bland, 96, of Marshall, IL, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 21, 1921, in Terre Haute, IN to Joseph and Susie Johns. Surviving is her husband of 77 years, David Bland; daughter, Donnetta Smith and husband Richard: granddaughter, Dana Warner and husband Chad; great-grandchildren, Ally Garcia and Cade Warner. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Harry Johns, Robert Johns and Harold Johns. She operated a successful poultry business delivering eggs to area restaurants and grocery stores in Terre Haute, IN. She became know as "The Egg Lady" by her customers who became her friends. She and her husband also operated their farm together. She was a member of the Armstrong United Methodist Church and held many leadership positions. She and her husband were 4-H leaders and members of the 4-H Foundation. She also received the 4-H Alumni Award. She was a 70 year member of the Eastern Star Lodge. In 1965, she was one of five founders of the Burnsides Guild. She held many offices in the Guild and was a charter member. In 1988, She was honored by the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging for her Outstanding Volunteer Service in Clark County. In 1996, she traveled to Atlanta, GA, to receive for the Burnsides Guild the prestigious American Health Care Association Group Volunteer of the Year Award for Clark County. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge, received the Marshall Pride Award, and the Diana Award from the Service League. Many enjoyed Dorothea's wonderful cooking, from her pies to her chicken and noodles. She loved cooking for people and always had an open seat at her kitchen table. She loved spending time with her family, especially her girls Donnetta, Dana and Ally. They enjoyed many hours together shopping and cooking. Dorothea always had a smile on her face and saw the good in everyone. She was a true woman of God and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Pearce Funeral Home with a private funeral following with Rev. Joy Starwalt officiaitng. Burial will be in Dunlap Cemetery. Many thanks to her special caregiver, as well as Lincoland Hospice. In leiu of flowers, please consider donating to Armstrong United Methodist Church or Burnsides Guild. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.