Leann, who had a great sense of humor, jokes with office coworkers by pinning to herself a hand-doodled 1st Place Ribbon.

Our hearts are broken this morning as we announce the passing of our own Leann Bivens.

Leann, who served in the conference office as administrative assistant in Treasury for the past 19 years, experienced complications related to long-term health challenges. She passed away peacefully this morning, surrounded by family.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, May 27 at the Ankeny Church (409 SW Maple St, Ankeny, Iowa).

Please keep Leann’s family in your prayers during this difficult time.