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Janice Faye Bivens

October 2, 1941 - December 16, 2017

Janice Faye Bivens was born on October 2, 1941 and passed away on December 16, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas.  She was born in Norborne, Missouri to Alexander and Frances Peeler and was the third of eight children.

She married James H. Bivens and they raised four children; Merle Bivens, Terence Bivens, Kevin Bivens and Renee Bivens until James died in 1972.

Janice is preceded in death by; husband, James Bivens; grandchildren, Kassidy, Madison and Christopher Bivens, both sets of parents; siblings, Jeanie and William Peeler.  

She is survived by; daughter, Renee Bivens; sons, Merle Bivens, Terence Bivens, and Kevin Bivens; daughters-in-law, Naudia Bivens, Valencia Bivens and Celia Bivens; grandchildren, Jade Bivens, Alexandria Bivens, Nyla Bivens and Sheridan Bivens; siblings, Barbara Towns, Larry Peeler, Alexander Peeler, Paul Peeler and Alice Harper and an endless number of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A funeral service for Janice will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64128. Phone: (816) 861-3252. Viewing and visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Janice’s honor to the National Kidney Foundation.  You may use the direct link to her campaign page provided here:

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Rest in sweet peace Ms. Janice. Family, trust that you will see her again, God’s got her. Deborah Brownlee, December 29, 2017 My condolences to the family of Mrs. Janice Bivens. May you find comfort in God's promise to wipe all tears from every eye and end death forever (Revelation 21:3,4). May the happy memories of Mrs Bivens ease the grief of your heavy hearts during this difficult time. M. Jones, December 27, 2017 We love y'all, you're in our hearts and prayers. Sonya Lovell-Bills Family, December 22, 2017 Janice is part of my favorite Thanksgiving memories -- her quick and ready wit, her warm chuckle and smile, her interest in current events and appreciation for history I will cherish. Please know that the mark she left is a great one, and because of this she'll never really be gone. As long as we remember her and thank God for the blessing of her life, she lives eternally in our hearts and memories. With our deepest condolences to each of you at this time of Janice's Home-Going, Vinetta, Gery, Denis, and Samantha The Frie Family, December 22, 2017 One of my favorite memories of Janice is us watching Polar Express on Christmas Eve. Her favorite song from the movie is "Christmas Comes to Town". Thank you for your love, laughter, guidance and trust. I'm so glad we spent time together and I will always remember and treasure our moments. Rest in Heaven Mom! Valencia Bivens, December 21, 2017 You look back on memories you forgot you had, And at times you'll smile even though it hurts so bad. Your mother is a special woman and no one can take her place, You'll find a piece of mind when you remember he smiling face. Your mother is an angel now she flies high above the rest, and in your hearts always and forever she will be the best. 
Zenola Campbell, December 20, 2017 To the Bivens family I share my deepest sympathy. Her life was well lived and her spirit survives in each of you. Celebrate her home going and the great legacy of love she infused in all she met. Gregory Campbell’s , December 20, 2017