James Bivens

November 2, 1921December 9, 2010

James (Audie) Bivens, 89, of Newburgh, passed away Thursday, December 09, 2010, at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 2, 1921, in Roxanna, IL.

James was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights, IL. He was a Navy veteran, serving in WWII. James retired from Clark Oil in Hartford, IL.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Madelyn (Green) Bivens; son, James Bivens and wife, Linda; son, Dale Bivens and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Beth and Ann Bivens, Tom Bivens and wife, Susan; Jessie Decort and husband, Ed; Steve Bivens; Justin Bivens and wife, Stephanie; and great-granddaughter, Adelaide Decort.

A private family service will be held at a later date.


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Anita Naughton Williams Nancy Naughton Choat

December 17, 2010

Madelyn, Jim, Dale and Families,
Austen was a special friend. We fondley remember Sullivan Ave. and all the growning pains we had along the way.
Blessings to you all.

December 13, 2010

Madelyn, Linda and I were saddened to hear of Audie's passing, but we have a smile in our hearts when thinking of you both. Gordie and Linda Hill

Shirley Kingston

December 13, 2010

In deepest sympathy. You are our thoughts and prayers.

Rich Bartosiak

December 12, 2010

I was sorry to hear of Audie's passing.I worked as a fitter with him at Clark for many years. He was a great guy.We shared many laughs together with Doc, Squirl, Heimers, and all the rest.

Tom Welsh

December 11, 2010

To the Bivens family, sorry for your loss. To Jim and Dale I will always remember your father's smile, just like the picture.
Tom and Fran Welsh

December 10, 2010

All day I have been trying to think of some MORE good things to say about Audie. But what I would say would PALE in comparison to what that guy was really like. Solid as a rock? Loyal? A true friend? A significant contributor to the freedoms we enjoy today? A unique and ultra enjoyable personality? All of those things. I will certainly miss that laugh and I will always remember the love and friendship he exhibited to me and my family. Audie, you were one of a kind, and I will surely miss you all the rest of my days. But I will see you again. Terry Dossett

Jessie Bivens Decort

December 10, 2010

Grandpa's sense of humor was like no other, as well as his kindness and love. It's those memories that will help me through this loss and pass on to his great-granddaughter Adelaide.

December 10, 2010

Madelyn, Margaret and I were sorry to hear about Audie's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Rick & Margaret Nicholson

Donna Hamilton

December 10, 2010

Maddie: I'm so sorry to hear of Audie's passing, but he does go with God, for sure. You have my prayers, kisses and hugs from Okeechobee, FL.

Vicki Browder-Roberts

December 10, 2010

So sorry for your loss, he was really a great man.