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A. Arlene Bivens Obituary
A. Arlene (nee Nester) Bivens, age 93, A. Arlene (nee Nester) Bivens, age 93, of Springfield, on March 24, 2013. Born March 24, 1920 in Boyertown, Pa. She was a graduate of Clifton Heights High School, class of 1938. She worked at the Curtis Publishing Co. as a Dictaphone operator in the Transcription Dept. She developed a friendship with Lee Bivens, as he worked for the Reading Railroad. They would walk down Market St. and ride the train together. That was the beginning of their love story. During WWII, they wrote to each other and fell in love. When the war ended and Lee came home, they married April 21, 1945. She was a Sunday School teacher at the First Presbyterian in Clifton Heights. After Lee passed, she worked as a Salesclerk at Strawbridge and Clothier in Springfield. She so enjoyed helping people. Throughout her life, she visited the sick and the shut-ins. She was an active member of Covenant United Methodist Church since 1967. Her great faith and devotion of the Lord was the center of her life which made her a role model to others. She enjoyed being a homemaker and reading her Bible daily, as well as doing embroidery, cooking and baking and keeping in touch with others, through letters. She is the beloved wife of the late Lee J. Bivens. She was predeceased by her brothers Charles and William Nester and her sister Ruth Lier. Survivors: Loving mother of Michele Rossi and cherished grandmother of Leighann and Michael. Also survived by her devoted brother Rev. Richard Nester and his wife Alice, whom she thought of as a sister, her nieces Barbara and Sandra Cahill along with many other nieces and nephews. Services: Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., followed by her Funeral Service 11:00a.m., at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Rd. (Springfield and Saxer Ave.) Springfield, PA 19064. Interment: Arlington Cem. (Drexel Hill). In lieu of flowers: contributions in her memory to the Covenant United Methodist Church at the above address would be appreciated. www.danjolell

Published in www.delcotimes.com on Mar. 31, 2013
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