Caroline Bivvins

Caroline V. Bivvins, 87 of Colon, Michigan passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at her home. She was born June 24, 1933, in Monroe to Samuel L. and Anne E. (Eicher) Schwartz. She was married October 26, 1952, to Melvin B. Schwartz. He preceded her in death January 10, 1996. She was married August 10, 1997, to Olin A. Bivvins. He preceded her in death May 29, 2006.
She had lived in Indiana early in life before moving to Michigan in 1962. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing. She was a member of the New Beginnings Church in Sturgis, Michigan. Many people may remember her from when she worked at the Holiday Inn and Mr. Donut in Sturgis.
She is survived by her children, Edward (Sharon) Schwartz; and Cheryl (Stan) Crippin, both of Three Rivers, Michigan; Carol Baker; Lennie Schwartz; Valerie (John) McCartney; and Kip (Linda) Schwartz, all of Colon, Michigan; Brenda Wickey of Sturgis, Michigan; and Ron (Irit) Schwartz of Dallas, Texas; brother, Laverne (Frankie) Schwartz of Grabill; sister, Edna (Ernest) Troyer of Monroe; three sisters-in-law, Josephine Schwartz; and Lavina Schwartz, both of Monroe; and Lydia Mae Schwartz of Nottawa, Michigan;  brother-in-law, Joe B. (Rosa) Schwartz of Grabill; 32 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Joe, Sylvan, Melvin and Ben Schwartz; two sons-in-law, Tim Baker; and Mike Wickey; daughter-in-law, Karen Schwartz; and three grand and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the 3 p.m. funeral service Sunday, September 27 at New Beginnings Church in Sturgis. Officiating will be Pastor Randy Evans. Burial will be at Locust Grove Cemetery in Findley.
Due to COVID-19, there will not be a fellowship meal after the service. Those in attendance are invited to bring a lawn chair and a sack lunch and join the family at the church for a time of fellowship outside following the funeral service.
Memorials may be made to the New Beginnings Church. Envelopes will be available at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon or at the church the day of the service.
Arrangements provided by Schipper Funeral Home in Colon, Michigan.