Muriel Doris Corley Kidwwell

April 23, 2018

Funeral services for Muriel Doris Corley Kidwell, 87, of Lufkin were held Wednesday, April 18 in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jerry Browning and Brother Gene Elrod officiating. Interment is in the Old Palestine Cemetery in Alto.

Mrs. Kidwell was born November 11, 1930 in Alto to the late G.O. Corley and Doris Marshall Corley, and departed this world to be with The Lord Saturday, April 14.

She had been a resident of the Kennedy Health and Rehab in Lufkin since 2011. She had resided in Lufkin since 1965.

Muriel married the love of her life, Berry Joe Kidwell, November 27, 1951. They were married 67 years. Muriel graduated from Alto High School in 1948 and from Scoggins Business School in 1949. She was employed with the Continental State Bank in Alto until 1965. She retired as a Teacher’s Aide from Central Independent School District in 1990. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Muriel was a member of Keltys First Baptist Church and was active in various programs.

Her favorite pastime was cooking and spending time with her family. Muriel was very generous and kind. She will be remembered, by all who knew her, for the sweet spirit she portrayed.
Survivors include her husband, Berry Kidwell of Lufkin; son, Keith and wife Sandra Lynn Kidwell of Lufkin; grandson, Ryan Lee Kidwell of Lufkin; brother, Marshall Ray Corley and wife Sharla of Alto; aunt, Dolline Marshall of Lufkin; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, G.O. and Doris Corley.

Pallbearers were Keith Kidwell, Ryan Kidwell, Kevin Marshall, James Chambness, Tommy Lynn Grogan, Sonny Smith, David Thomas, and Dale Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Marshall Corley, Clint Corley, Bobbie Cross, and Virginia Humphrey.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mrs. Bobbie Cross for her support and love she gave so freely to Muriel and her family. Also, a deep appreciation to the Keltys First Baptist Church, the staff of Affinity Hospice and Kennedy Health and Rehab, and for the many friends who supported her during her long illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to Keltys First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2402 N. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Affinity Hospice, 2708 S. Medford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

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