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Betty Ann Bivins cremation set

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Betty Ann Bivins (nee McClelland) of Valparaiso, formerly of the Chesterton area, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Valparaiso. She was 84.

She was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Chicago. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Art Bivins, and her sisters, Mary Lou and Frances. When she was young, Betty participated in a square-dancing group and was active as a Sunday School teacher at her church. She enjoyed reading, especially mysteries and Star Trek novels. She repaired and created costume jewelry as a hobby. At one point in her life, Betty had a collection of over 200 teddy bears that she loved and cherished.

There will be no services. Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage. Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 3/3/2011