Mary Bivins, Class of H'85

Posted Feb 11, 2022

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Mary Bivins H’85 died Oct. 9, 2021. She was born April 4, 1922. Mary was a loving, stay-at-home mother until her children were grown. She then went to work for the Otterbein University Alumni Dept. where her ‘Everything Otterbein’ life lasted for 38 years until she retired at age 85. The joy of her life was to be with the students. She did her best to attend every sports event, play, reunion, social event, and Cardinal Migration. Everyone became her extended family and she found the full expression of what it meant to be ‘Mary B’. She treasured her honorary degree and established the Bivins-Walker Scholarship at Otterbein.

Preceded in death by first husband Garnett Walker, son Douglas Walker, second husband Willard Bivins, and son William Bivins. Survived by son Brian Walker, grandson Nicholas Walker ‘04, great granddaughter Ariana Walker; daughter Vanessa (Bivins) Stewart (Ric), granddaughters Lydia (Stewart) Marshalik (Ron), Jasmine Stewart; daughter-in-law Eva Bivins, grandchildren Bradley Bivins, Brandy Bivins and great grandson Knox.