Mary G. Bivens, 99, of Taylor Ridge, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Andalusia. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 801 Edgington St., Reynolds, where a Christian wake service will be held at 4 pm. Burial will be at Edgington Cemetery, Edgington. Memorials may be made in care of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Mary was born on September 8, 1913 in Drury Township in Rock Island County, a daughter of Henry P. and Dora C. Dimig Bopp. She married Richard M. Bivens on February 9th, 1937 at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Milan. He preceded her in death on June 14th, 1980.
Mary worked for the Rockridge School District for over 20 years. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, crocheting and watching people. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church as well as the St. Patrick Altar and Rosary Society.
Survivors include; her children (and spouses), Richard (Connie) Bivens, Moline, Sue (Laverne) Shellady, Taylor Ridge, Minerva (Donald) Guinn, Taylor Ridge, John P. (Linda) Bivens, Reynolds, Thomas (Mary Ann) Bivens, Taylor Ridge and Randall (Cheryl) Bivens, Moline; 11 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Helen Bopp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Leo and Francis Bopp and sisters, Martha Reed, Helen Hessman and Gertrude McNeal.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com