Donna Marie Merchant Kidwell, 54, of Front Royal, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at UVA Hospital.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, September 22 at 2 PM at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Sammy Campbell. Burial will follow at Nineveh Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Born March 31, 1959 in Warren County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lyle Edward Merchant and Yvonne Marie Ferguson Smedley of Front Royal.
Donna was a data entry clerk for BAE Systems for 11 years.
Along with her mother, she is survived by her husband, James M. Kidwell, Jr.; a son, Jason Allen Kidwell of Front Royal; a step-daughter, Sue Kidwell of Front Royal; a sister, Kimberly Wilson, of Front Royal; four grandchildren, Ashley Dawn Pullen, Brittany Marie Pullen, Courtney Leigh Pullen, and Alexis Nicole Neale; three great-grandchildren, Jaidyn Marie Hartley, Hunter Glen Carroll, and Autumn Grace Kuser; two very special nieces, Priscilla Merchant and Danielle Walker; two very special great-nieces, Dixie Walker and Torri Walker; her dog, Blu, and her horse, Smokie.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Merchant, and two brothers, Chuck Merchant and Tony Merchant.
Pallbearers will be Roy Kidwell, Jamie Kidwell, Chris Atkins, Todd Brown, Michael Brown, and Raymond Kerns.
Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Menefee, Kim Atkins, Diana Odgers, Timothy Spiker, Butch Kerns, and George Kerns.
The family will receive friends Saturday, September 21 from 6 8 P.M. at Maddox Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Maddox Funeral Home.
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