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“Truly sorry to hear About Mae she was truly a wonderful lady ! ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary ( Farmer) Todd - Hanson, KY

“It is a sad day when a loved one is lost to such an evil enemy. Sabrina and I will remember Mae with such fond memories. Mae's genuine concern will...Read More »
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“I have never forgotten my first day of joining Mae in our door to door ministry which was 48 years ago. Prior to our talking at the door I thought...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Alice & John Hart - Owensboro, KY

“Rest in peace sweet Mae. I can remember you from my childhood. Sweet lady! ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Veronica Stellas - Knoxville, TN

“Mae was such a sweet person. I was int the Central City, Ky in my youth when she was there. Many fond memories of her love for Jehovah and her...Read More »
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HENDERSON – Mae C. Bradley Bivens, age 96, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Red Banks Nursing Home in Henderson. Born April 19, 1919, at Beech Creek in Muhlenberg County, KY, she was the youngest and last surviving sibling of nine children of James Pressley Bradley and Sarah Elizabeth Ashley Bradley. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, L.C. Bivens, who died in 1989.

She is survived by two sons, Charles E. Bivens (Sonia) of Greenville, and Harold Lloyd Bivens (Linda) of Henderson; seven grandchildren, David Bivens of California, Janet Denton of Henderson, Jeff Bivens of Evansville, Jim Bivens of Indianapolis, Jeanne Bivens of Texas, Mary Ann Warren of Florida, and Lisa Griffin of Ohio; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several step-great-grandchildren. There are also several nieces and nephews.

Mae spent many years reading and studying the Bible as one of Johavah's Witness's and encouraging others to also gain knowledge, comfort, and hope from the Bible. While living in Henderson with declining health, she has hand written more that 1,000 Bible based letters of encouragement to families in Muhlenberg County who had lost a loved family member in death. It was important to Mae that people know the truth about the purpose Jehovah God and his son Christ Jesus had in creating the earth and putting man on it, and what the future holds for them.

In further evidence of Mae's desire to help others, in 1994, at the age of 75, a year after suffering a major heart attack, she made 200 fried apple pies from apples that she had sun dried. She did this to help feed the many volunteers that came to Henderson to help build the new Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 480 Klutey Park Plaza Drive. She was happy to have a part in providing a quality, attractive, brick building for worshiping and learning about her God Jehovah. It was because of many dedicated volunteers like Mae that the Kingdom Hall could be built in four days in July of 1994.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 3:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Martin Nale officiating. Burial in Wyatts Chapel Cemetery near Beech Creek in Muhlenberg County. Visitation will be Friday after 10:00AM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at