Patricia Ann Bivins 1931 - 2011 Wellsville

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Patricia Ann Bivins, age 79 of Wellsville, Kansas passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Wilson's Funeral Home in Wellsville. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2011, also at Wilson's. A private interment in the Wellsville Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Wellsville City Library, care of Wilson's, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.
Patricia Ann Bivins was born June 10, 1931 in Brookfield, Missouri, the daughter of Thomas Patrick and Zona (Dunnington) Graham. She grew up in KCMO, attending Redemptorist and St. James grade schools, graduating from Lillis High School. Pat went to Nursing school in 1949 and later worked at IBM. On April 28th, 1955 she married Robert (Bob) Zahner and to this union, a son was born. He passed in 1957. Pat worked at Power and Light before moving to Independence, MO where she met T.J. Bivins. Six years later, they were married on April 21, 1967. They shared 43 years of marriage before her passing. He survives at the home in Wellsville. Pat was a beloved member of the Wellsville Community and had worked side by side with her husband for many years. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Pat is survived by her husband, T.J. of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Kurt and Pat Zahner of Gardner; step-children, Terry and Claudia Bivins of Lebo, KS; Bonnie and Terry Carder of FL; Cindy and Dennis Perkins of Olathe, KS; Carol and Keith Rothberg of NM; a brother, John (Jack) Graham of Leawood, KS; grandchildren, Scott and James Bivins, Christine Hiles, Katie, Kim and Kami Zahner; several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her first husband, parents a brother Gene and a sister Margaret (Sue).

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