2012-01-05 / Obituaries

Harold G. Bivens

Big Cove Tannery, 80

Harold G. “Shorty” Bivens, 80, Big Cove Tannery, died Monday, January 2, 2012, at ManorCare Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

He was born in Big Cove Tannery, December 19, 1931, the son of the late Frank D. and Nina (Bain) Bivens. He was the husband of Elizabeth E. (Morton) Bivens, whom he married on November 7, 1952.

He was an active 60-plus year member of Big Cove Tannery St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #774, a lifetime member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., and was self-employed as a paving contractor and an excavating contractor for 60 years.

He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons David H. (husband of Teresa) Bivens of Big Cove Tannery; Randy W. ( husband of Sheila) Bivens of McConnellsburg; sisters Martha Seville of Big Cove Tannery; Alma (wife of Donald) Kinzie of Big Cove Tannery; Katherine Ott of Big Cove Tannery; granddaughter Crystal D. (wife of Chad) Stepanik of Big Cove Tannery; great-grandsons Zane and Kiptyn Stepanik of Big Cove Tannery; and seven nieces and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, three brothers in-law, one niece, several aunts and uncles, and his grandparents.

A private graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg, at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Christopher Martin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Cove Tannery St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in care of Karen Shives, 364 Ravensburg Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Arrangements were made by the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., Mc- Connellsburg.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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