Obit -- Kidwell

Rena Kidwell

Rena “June” Kidwell, 88, of Effingham, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation was from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

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June was born on March 16, 1930, in Jasper County, the daughter of Merritt E. and Ethel C. (Whitehurst) Bower. She was united in marriage to Ralph Kidwell in 1948. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2015.

June was a member of Hord Christian Church and attended Funkhouser Methodist Church where she served as pianist for 20 years.

She is survived by a brother and a sister-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 3 sisters; and 3 brothers.