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Donna Bivins

WYANET — Donna Lee Bivins, 80, of Wyanet passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

She was born June 8, 1932, in Wyanet to George and Hazel Conley. Donna married Paul "Gene" Bivins on Feb. 21, 1974, in the Bureau Township Community Church in Wyanet.

She graduated from Wyanet High School. She was a life-long homemaker and owned the Treasure Chest Store in Walnut. She volunteered at The Closet in Princeton for many years. She was an amazing mother and grandmother, was animal lover, a great cook and loved the outdoors.

Donna is survived by her husband of 39 years, Paul "Gene" Bivins of Wyanet; four daughters, Paula Wooden of Wyanet, Laurie (Russell) Wood of Henderson, Ky., Becky (Steve) Andrews of Buda and Carla (Larry Black) Blades of Princeton; one son, Beck Weaver of Naples, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Dave Turpen, David Lewis Jr., Leanne Eckberg, Amy Reuter, Holly Blades, Jesse Weaver, Michael Blades, Justin Carroll, and Lucas, Betsy and Eli Wood; 25 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jake Conley. Also surviving is her dog, Rowdy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Cleo Conley; an infant daughter, Becky Weaver; and an infant grandson, Michael Perry.

Services will be at noon Thursday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with Chaplain TerryAnn Dumyahn officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to The Closet, Friends of Strays or Vitas Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at


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