Condolence From: Michael Christian`, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: DEAN VAN, MARY BIVINS KATHY KRENDL ... THREE GIANTS OF OTTERBEIN.......and it was my privilege to know all three.
Condolence From: Mary Pat and Douglas Knight, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Mary Bivins was one of those rare and special people who made everyone feel welcome and gave every gathering a hoot of joy! . Her laugh was infectious and her kindness appreciated. What a gift she had and we all were happier when she was part of the group. We remember her quips when traveling with her on the Cardinal Migrations. And we MUST acknowledge her faithful sidekick, Vanessa, who was remarkable in her devotion and care of her Mother, and ramped up the humor of the 'Dynamic Duo'. Vanessa made it possible for Mary to travel and attend the Otterbein events! Remember the birthday party for Mary with the Elvis impersonator??? What a pair they were! We will miss Miz Mary and cherish the memories she gave us.
Condolence From: Leslie (Evans) Dickerson, Warsaw, MO
Condolence: As a child, I lived next door to Mary and her family in Raytown, MO for about 10/11 years. She and my mom were dear friends. Mary was always smiling and she had 4 wonderful children. I was also lucky/blessed to be shown around NYC by her son Craig 2 different times. She will be missed.
Condolence From: Janice Stoll, Blackburn, MO
Condolence: We (Schuette family) will truly miss this little spitfire. I know she and the rest of the clan are celebrating in heaven. She was our source for family ancestry and her memory was sharp. Vanessa, Ric, Brian, Nick my love goes out to you all because you will miss her always but it does get easier in time. Hugs to you all
Condolence From: Kathi Morgan, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: I worked with Mary for 16 years at Otterbein. She was a hoot! No one had a bigger smile or a better laugh! She was always a bright spot in Howard House. Such a delight!
Condolence From: Sonya and Bill Evans, Dublin,, OH
Condolence: We were saddened to read about Mary's death in this morning's Dispatch. You were a wonderful daughter, Vanessa, and we share many wonderful memories with you and your "always happpy" mom at many Otterbein Homecoming celebrations among other events. Bill especially remembers when she attended the Otterbein football game with Heidelberg in Germany. She said she was sooo cold so Bill told her he could get her something that would "warm you up"! She took one sip and said, "Oooooo, that's so good and it makes me warm all over!"
God Bless you Vanessa, and your family,
Sonya and Bill
Condolence From: Lois Szudy, Westerville, Oh
Condolence: I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember fondly sitting with her at Otterbein basketball games and cheering on the team. She was an amazing woman. Thinking about you during this difficult time
Condolence From: Diane Todd, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: I traveled with Mary and Vanessa on several Cardinal Migrations. I remember her smile and laugh. Prayers for her family.
Condolence From: Judy Christian, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: Mary was so much fun! One of my fond memories of Mary was going on the bus in 2002 to the NCAA basketball national championship tournament. Mary was on our bus leading cheers for our Cardinals. Of course we won!