Minnie Bertral "Bert" Key Bivin died at home on June 14, 2012, at 7:50 p.m. She was born January 28, 1925, in Paris, Tennessee, to her parents, Luther Bert Key and Johnnie Mae Smith Key. Her mother returned her home to Paducah soon after being born.
Paducah would be home for almost all her life, only residing in Jackson, Mich., and Indianapolis, Ind., for short periods. She was a member of East Baptist Church. She worked as a secretary for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in Paducah for thirty plus years. She loved her country and its rich freedom. She visited and admired the beauty of all fifty states during her lifetime. As a patriotic lady, she volunteered to work the polls each election day for many years. She also enjoyed her extensive travels overseas during her retirement years. She also gladly served over 6,000 volunteer hours as a Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Dawe of Homewood, Ill., and Tossie Warford of Paducah, Ky.; one sister-in-law, Wilma Bivin of Paducah; one daughter-in-law, Germaine Bivin of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Lisa (Bivin) Wells and husband, Mike Wells of Louisville, Brian Bivin and wife, Gina Bivin of Louisville, Joy (Bivin) Lacy of Louisville and Ryan Alan Bivin and wife, Jocelyn Feliciano of Nashville, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren, Justin Wells, Meagan Wells, Kaitlyn Wells, Jasmine Bivin, Bryce Bivin, Kirsten Lacy and Nathaniel Lacy, all of Louisville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Junior Bivin; and two sons, Bob Bivin and Randall ("Randy") Bivin.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. The Rev. Curtis Harrell will officiate. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary, 2501 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, KY 42003 or Lourdes Hospice, PO Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
Sunday, June 17th, 2012 1:00pm, Milner & Orr Funeral Home
Sunday, June 17th, 2012 3:00pm, Milner & Orr Funeral Home
Maplelawn Park Cemetery