Lester N. Kidwell

Lester N. Kidwell, 58, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Bippus, IN, died Jan. 6, 2009, at 1:14 p.m. at Marion General Hospital.

Mr. Kidwell had lived in Marion most of his life. He retired from the Marion VA Hospital in 1999 after working as a certified nursing assistant for 17 years. He was previously employed by Essex Wire for 17 years. He served in the United States Army and in the Air Force Reserves.

He was born Aug. 1, 1950, in Marion to Robert and Dorothy Miller Kidwell. He married Debra Pegg, who survives.

Additional survivors include five children, Rodney (Deena) Kidwell and Randy (Tiffany) Kidwell, both of Marion, and Megan Lawhorne, Tyler Lawhorne and Amanda Lawhorne, all of Virginia, two stepchildren, Scott Price, of Bippus, and Craig Price, of Wabash; two brothers, Robert E. (Sandra) Kidwell, of Marion, and Charles E. (Phyllis) Kidwell, of Madison, TN ; a sister, Dottie (Bo) Howell, Madison, TN; and eight grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, Marion, with Rev. David Croucher officiating. Burial was at Grand Memorial Park, Marion.

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