We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brummerstedt Funeral Home
Harry Ray Bivins, 87, of Stewardson, IL passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.
Harry was born on February 20, 1935, in Stewardson, one of ten children born to Samuel and Lelah (Blue) Bivins. He was a 1954 graduate of Stewardson-Strasburg High School and a veteran of the United States Army. Harry married Ruth Merrill and she preceded him in death in 1997. He worked at Fedders and the Union 76 Auto Truck Plaza, both in Effingham, for many years. Harry was a member of the Wilbur Braughton American Legion Post 611 in Stewardson and the Stewardson Lions Club. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed going to tractor pulls.
Surviving are his children: Rose, Pat (Rollin), Buck (Angie), Kenny, Les (Sis), Rick (Corina), Orville (Jan) and Linda (Aven); brother, Sam Bivins Jr. and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters: Oka Mae Dasenbrock, Deloris Kuhns, Kay Blythe, Carol Lou Blythe and Emma Temple and brothers: Ralph Bivins, Charles Bivins and Ivan Bivins.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, in Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson with Pastor David Ducommon officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Stewardson Cemetery with military rites by the Wilbur Braughton American Legion Post 611. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is assisting the family.
Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Harry’s honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.