Cumberland Times-News

October 26, 2013


Cumberland Times-News

— RAWLINGS — Kathleen Rhea Biddle, 78, of McMullen Highway, Rawlings, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at her residence.

Born May 23, 1935, in Gilmore, she was the daughter of the late Earl Albert Bland and the late Ada Rhea (Myers) Bland Philpot and late step father, Francis “Dutchie” Philpot.

In Kathleen’s earlier years she was a beautician, having worked in the surrounding area. She eventually retired from Alco Glass and Mirror, Cumberland. She was a member of Queens Point V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the Keyser Moose Ladies Auxiliary.

She leaves behind her husband, Louis Irwin Biddle; three sons, Richard Biddle, of McCoole, David Biddle and wife Debbie, of Keyser, W.Va. and John Biddle and wife Tammy, of Keyser, W.Va.; a daughter, Roxanne Bishop, of Rawlings and a brother, Earl Grant Bland and wife Connie, of Williamsburg, Va. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Angela Whetzel and husband Mark, Jennifer Biddle, Niki Piraino and husband Devin, Brittany Biddle and John Mark Biddle, two step grandchildren, Destiny Am-tower and Nicholas Amtower; three great-grandchildren, Makaylyn and Cheyenne Whetzel and Collin Angle and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Shimer officiating.

Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, W.Va.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at