Cumberland Times-News


October 7, 2013

JOHN L. KIDWELL JR. [Cumberland]

CUMBERLAND — John Lee Kidwell Jr, 77, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

Born March 10, 1936 in Eckhart, he was the son of the late John L. and Elsie Rempel. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Jane (Kidwell) Bittner; and brother, Joel Dennis Kidwell.

Mr. Kidwell was a member and faithful attendee of the Eckhart Baptist Church. He graduated from Beall High School in 1955 and joined the U.S. Navy; he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Due to health problems his term in the Navy was cut short and moved to Baltimore for several years where he me his wife and had two children, Dennis Craig and Lori Kidwell.

John is survived by two sisters, Janet Knieriem and husband Paul, Frostburg, Joyce Glassford and husband James, Annandale, Va.; two brothers, James A. Kidwell and wife Helen, Fredericksburg, Va. and Jerry Kidwell, Hedgesville, W.Va.; and many, cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends.

John had a heart for the Lord and the down trodden. He gave to many Christian ministries and humanitarian causes while he lived a meager life style.

He loved his family and sending cards for every occasion. “We love you Johnny, you’ll be missed by all.”

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Matt Eichorn officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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