Frances Bivin

Obituary of Frances Bivin

Frances Irene Bivin, age 81, of Heritage Health in Carlinville, Il. and formerly of Palmyra, Il. died Friday morning (July 27, 2018) at Heritage Health.


She was born September 28, 1936 in Waverly, Il. daughter of the late Oliver and Mae Watkins Connolly.


She married Darrell Bivin on August 16, 1958 in Jacksonville, Il. and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2010.


Surviving are her sons, Jeff Bivin and wife Teresa of Cary, Illinois and Keith Bivin and wife Gail of Palmyra, Il.; four grandchildren, Ashley Bivin of Moline, Il., Kimberly Meffert and husband Andrew of Whitewater, Wisconsin, and Jessica Bivin of Columbia, Mo., and Kayla Bivin of Cary, Illinois; one great-grandson, Kayden Meffert of Whitewater, Wisconsin; one sister, Loretta Schroeder of Farmersville, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Don, Tom, and Jerry Connolly.


Frances was a graduate of Waverly High School.  She worked for the telephone company in Springfield, Il. before her marriage and later helped her husband as a farm wife.  She also worked in the cafeteria at Northwestern High School for several years.  She was a member of Girard First Christian Church where she taught Sunday school.  She loved quilting. 


Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday (August 4, 2018) at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palmyra, Il.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmyra Fire Department c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at  Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra, Il. is in charge of arrangements.