Funeral services for Shirley Bivens, 81, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. She died December 29, 2017 at the Richmond Healthcare Center in Richmond, Kansas.
Shirley was born September 6, 1936 in Nowata, Oklahoma the daughter of Pete and Winnie (Summers) Coyne.
She retired from Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, KS.
Shirley lived a full and rewarding life. She made even the simplest of things an adventure. Kind and loving, she served the lord with a joyful heart.
She had many interests including reading and painting and she had many roles including sister, aunt and friend but her most rewarding role was that of Mother and Grandmother
She married Gene Adams and together they had 6 children; Ed, Vonnie, Neal, Timmy, Steve and Loretta. Later she married Dick Bivens and welcomed 3 more children into her heart; Rick, Jeff and Wendy.
Survivors include her children, many grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son; Timothy J. Adams and grandson Timothy N. Adams and her brothers Joe, Justin and Al Coyne.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family also plans to greet friends an hour prior to the service on Saturday.