Linda Kidney(1944 - 2013)

Linda Blanchard Kidney


Linda Faye Oden Blanchard Kidney, 68, of 116 Andon Lane, died January 20, 2013 at her home.

A native of Georgia, daughter of the late Larry Oden and Faye Coleman Oden Hays, she was the retired owner and operator of Linda Blanchard Diet Clinics and of the Church of God faith.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Kidney of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Jill Blanchard of Liberty; two step-sons, Chuck Kidney, Jr. of Texas and Rob Kidney (Debbie) of Georgia; a brother, Tommy Oden of Georgia; three sisters, Rebecca Burnett, Jennifer Hunter-Oden, and Lesley Lewey all of Georgia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kidney was predeceased by a daughter, Robbin Blanchard and a brother, Timothy Oden.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary, Greer, conducted by Rev. Scott Pritchett.

Visitation will be held 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to Open Door Freedom Fellowship, 14 S. Poinsett Highway, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

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Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 25, 2013