Kathy Jo Kidwell, 35, Cox's Creek, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1978 in Lebanon. She was the former Kathy Jo Mattingly. Kidwell was an employee of Sullivan University working in the graduate school affairs office, active with the Nelson County Special Olympics
, a W.K.U. graduate, where she belonged to Sigma Kappa and a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church.
She is preceded in death by: her grandfathers, Francis Wallace Clark and John "Keg" Mattingly.
Survivors include: her husband, Jeffrey Richard Kidwell of Cox's Creek; two stepchildren, Carsyn Kidwell and Adalin Kidwell both of Cox's Creek; her mother, Deborah Lynn Clark Mattingly of New Hope; her father, Gerard (Andi) Mattingly of St. Francis; two sisters, Becky (Mark) Ballard of Bardstown and Jessica Sturgeon of Louisville; a brother, Dallas Mattingly of St. Francis; nieces, Courtney Ballard and Paige Ballard both of Bardstown; and her grandmothers, Mary Clark of New Hope and Lucille Mattingly of Nazareth.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, at St. Gregory Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Eve is the celebrant.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 3, from 2-8 p.m. with prayers at 7 p.m. and after 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 4 at Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, Bardstown.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy go to Kidwell Family Fund or Nelson County Special Olympics in memory of Kathy Kidwell.
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.