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Shirley Ann Kidwell


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Shirley Ann Kidwell Obituary
Shirley Ann Kidwell, age 88, of Clarence, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Villa at Blue ridge Center, in Columbia, Missouri.

She was born on July 11, 1930, in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of Bert Andy and Alice A. (Mix) Tils. She was united in marriage to Jack H. Kidwell on May 21, 1948 in Clarence, Missouri. He preceded her in death on April 5, 2013.

Shirley was a graduate of Clarence High School in 1948. She was a member of the Clarence First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She worked as a certified nurse's aide for Samaritan Hospital, Clarence Care Center, and Clarence elementary School. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, flowers, and visiting with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Patricia Mefford (Wayne) of Chillicothe, Missouri, Carolyn Kidwell Schnakenberg (Carney) of Columbia, Missouri, Bruce Kidwell of Moore, Oklahoma, and Kenneth Kidwell (Joyce) of Crestview, Florida; eight grandchildren, Sally Peterson, Jennifer Gwinner, Sheila Raletz, Rachel Hunter, Derrick Gwinner, Eric Kidwell, Trisha Merrill, and Erin DePauw; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Marie Root and Zelda May Stade; and one daughter-in-law, Denise Kidwell.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Clarence, Missouri. A visitation will precede the service starting at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be held in the Maplewood Cemetery, in Clarence, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the Clarence First Christian Church.
Published in Chillicothe News on Apr. 26, 2019
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