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Sutton Memorial and Mclaughlin Funeral Chapels

Arlene L. Bivans

Jan. 2, 1954 - Feb. 21, 2019

Clay Center resident Arlene L. Bivans, 65, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care of Aurora in Aurora, NE.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center, NE with Rev. Kevin Whitmore officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. A book signing with the family present will be Monday, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Arlene Leota Bivans was born on January 2, 1954, in Elko, NV to Robert and Mary (Greear) Murray. She received her education at Soquel High School in Santa Cruz, CA and attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA and Central Community College in Hastings. She met and married the love of her life, Michael Bivans on June 22, 1974, and two daughters blessed their marriage. She worked various jobs during her life, including Polar Bear Drive-In, Meat Animal Research Center, NC+ Hybrids and was employed with Remington Seeds at the time of her death.

She was a board member of the Clay Center Housing Authority.

She is survived by her husband, Michael of Clay Center; daughter and son-in-law, Michaela and Michael Griess of Sutton; daughter and fiancé, Brenda Bandt (Michael Kimminau) of Grand Island; six grandchildren, Mason (Nathan) Goatee; Ashlynn Klein (Ally Hughes); Levi and Noah Klein; Talia and Nathaniel Bandt; step-grandchildren, Mackenzie; Maria (Wyat Overturf); Marty and Marisa Griess; two great-grandchildren, with another on the way this Fall; brothers, Kenny; Vern and Don(Becky) Murray; sisters, Cindy (fiance Kenny) Murray; Jay and Melissa Murray; Alisha (Ryan) Walton; sisters-in-law, Patt Cunningham and Lynda Paz; brother-in-law, Dan (Jackie) Bivans; several nieces, nephews and cousins along with a host of lifelong friends that became family since moving to Clay Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Anna Foster.



Mar. 1, 2019
Darren Jackson
Co-Worker NC+ Hybrids

My condolences to Arlene's family. I had the please of working with Arlene for 6 years at NC+ Hybrids. May you rest in piece.

Feb. 27, 2019
Randy Doele
Long time friend.

My heart goes out to Mike and his family. Arlene was always there when there was a friend in need. Such a great heart. Loved her and rest in peace my old friend.

Feb. 26, 2019
Larry L. Schuett
Co-Worker at NC+ Hybrids

My condolences to Arlene's family. I will always remember Arlene as the sweetest and kindest person I will ever know. She always seemed to have that smile on her face no matter how bad things may have been going. She was always the best employee, caring so much for the company over what might have been best for her. The love for her family was second to none! I will keep you all in my prayers.

Feb. 26, 2019
Tom Roark

I am so sorry to hear of Arlene's passing. She was such great neighbor. I grew up by your family then live next to you for years and always remember Arlene happy and smiling when ever I saw her. She will be deaply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Feb. 25, 2019
Laurie and Paul Jarzynka

Sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul worked with Arlene. She will be missed.

Feb. 25, 2019
Pattie Gould
She came into the grocery store

I am so sorry for your loss she was very SWEET when she came into the store.

Feb. 25, 2019
Allen and Rosalie Brandt

We are very sorry for The family of Arlene for the lose of there love one may God give your comfort in this heartbreaking time in your lives prayers for all of the family she was a wonderful mother wife grandmother and lady and friend she will be dearly missed

Feb. 25, 2019
Susan Merrill
Friend of Don & Becky Murray

I'm truly saddened by your sister, Arlene's untimely passing. She will be missed by you and your family dearly, but take comfort in your cherished memories. My sincere condolences and may god bless you.

Feb. 23, 2019
Steven Dillman
Co-Worker at Remington Seeds LLC

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. I had the pleasure of working with Arlene at Remington Seeds for 10 years, and it was a pure joy seeing her as i came in the building or left for the day. Seeing her smile was a highlight. If something was ever wrong that was turned in, she would call you asked for it to be corrected. I will miss that! I know she loved her family dearly. When i think about her at work i think about (Proverbs 30:10-30) Scripture of a Godly Woman. Thank you for all that you did for your family at Remington Seeds.

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