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Catherine J. Bivens, 74

March 12, 2009

APRIL 29, 1934-MARCH 10, 2009

BIG COVE TANNERY, Pa. -- Catherine Jean Bivens, 74, of Big Cove Tannery, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born April 29, 1934, in McConnellsburg, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Howard and Bessie Spidle Clevenger.

She was a housewife and homemaker all her life.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Big Cove Tannery.

She is survived by her husband, Parker J. Bivens, whom she married July 6, 1950; three daughters, Myrna Gladfelter and Lori Fortney, both of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Ruth Ellen Bivens of Big Cove Tannery; two sons, Ronald E. Bivens of Gettysburg, Pa., and Kenneth R. Bivens of Big Cove Tannery; one sister, Peggy Headley of McConnellsburg; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Stenger and Carolyn Glenn; and one brother, Jacob Clevenger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg. The Revs. Russell Hoffman and William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

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Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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