A Cox's Creek resident, Kathy Jo Kidwell age 35, passed away on Monday March 31, 2014 at University of Louisville Hospital. She was born on Aug. 14, 1978 in Lebanon, Ky., was the former Kathy Jo Mattingly, she was an employee of Sullivan University working in the Graduate School Affairs Office, active with the Nelson County Special Olympics, American Diabetes Association, a WKU graduate, where she belonged to Sigma Kappa and a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church.
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She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Francis Wallace Clark and John "Keg" Mattingly.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Richard Kidwell of Cox's Creek; two step-children, 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; 2 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 was Friday April 4, 2014, 11 a.m., at St. Gregory Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reverend Paul Eve was the celebrant.
Visitation was Thursday, from 2-8 p.m., with prayers at 7 p.m., and after 8:30 a.m. on Friday at Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.
Family requests that expressions of sympathy go to, St. Gregory Catholic School or Nelson County Special Olympics in memory of Kathy Kidwell.
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home
1475 New Shepherdsville Road
Bardstown, KY 40004
Published in The Springfield Sun on Apr. 9, 2014