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Alberta Speed08/03/2011
Alberta Marie (Speed) Bivans was born October 31, 1922 in Marion County, Iowa the daughter of Homer and Ola (Frush) Speed. Bertie graduated from Knoxville High School, and then worked at the Community National Bank in Knoxville.

On January 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Glen Bivans. To this union one son, Ronnie was born. Bertie and Glen lived in Marion County most of their married life, until moving to Des Moines 5 years ago. Bertie enjoyed dancing, and playing cards and was famous for her homemade pies.

She enjoyed life and was always a positive person; she lived by the motto, “if you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all”. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Bertie passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Valley View Village, in Des Moines, at the age of 88 years, 9 months, and 3 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and a brother.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Glen of Des Moines;
son, Ronnie (Carol) of Frisco, Texas; 3 grandchildren: Beth, Aaron, and Alan; 3
great-grandchildren: Ronnie, Ryan, and Dani; 1 great-great-grandchild, Sophia and
many other family members and friends.

Alberta Bivans Visitation:
Mason Funeral Home
Pleasantville, Iowa Saturday,
August 6, 2011 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Alberta Speed
Interment: Alberta has been cremated and burial will be in Pleasantville Cemetery at a later date In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice.

Visitation:
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 08/06/2011 Mason Funeral Home 902 North State Street Pleasantville, Iowa 50225 515-848-3117

Service: Cemetery Pleasantville Cemetery
Memorials: Mercy Hospice.