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Mary Louise Brown Bidwell

Kentucky, USA
Death 10 Feb 2017 (aged 87)
Kentucky, USA
Burial Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 176230058 · View Source
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Mary Louise Brown Bidwell, 87 years of age, of Nicholasville, Kentucky, departed this life on Friday, February 10th, 2017 in Nicholasville.

Mary was born in Monticello, Kentucky on January 31st, 1930, daughter of the late Larry D. Smith and Lula Brown. Mary enjoyed cooking, reading, taking care of her children and grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith.

Mary was survived three sons, John Bidwell, Jackie Bidwell, and Frank Bidwell, all of Nicholasville, Kentucky; four daughters, Lena Bidwell, Claudia Bidwell, and Mary Jane Maggard, all of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and Elsie (and Edward) Fraley of Lexington, Kentucky; fifteen grandchildren, David Bidwell, Billy Bidwell Jr., Jennifer (and Fraley) Adams, Christopher (and Anna) Bidwell, Maurice Moore, Edna Hernandez, Michael Bidwell, Ashlyn Dunn, Anthony Rhodus, Bryan Bidwell, Rachel Bidwell, Robyn (and Jason) Wiles, Autumn Bidwell, Timothy Bidwell, and Tina Maggard; twenty-one great grandchildren, Chas Fraley, Grace Fraley, Madison Dunn, Danielle Dunn, Crystal Dunn, Preston Lee Pullen, Aubry Moore, Jackson Moore, Sandra Hernandez, Fredy Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, Annabelle Hernandez, Antonio Hernandez, Emily Bidwell, Serenity Bidwell, Rosie Rhodus, Stormy Rhodus, McKenley Bidwell, Shakota Leonard, Cheyanne Leonard, and Emmarie Gooch; and a host of other family and friends who mourn her passing.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Lula; her husband, Billy Joe Bidwell; three sons, Billy Ray Bidwell,Sr., Henry Bidwell, and Marion Bidwell; one daughter, Billie Jean Rhodus; one sister, Fronie Gregory; and one great grandson, Elijah Bidwell.

The family wishes to express a debt of gratitude to her granddaughter, Jennifer Adams for ensuring that her wish to be home was fulfilled by being constantly by her side, caring for her every need tirelessly.

Visitations were held from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at the Southern Oaks Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Hearn officiating.

Her pallbearers were: Chas Fraley, Christopher Bidwell, Timothy Bidwell, Edward Fraley, Frank Bidwell, Bryan Bidwell, Michael Bidwell, Anthony Rhodus, Michael Bidwell, and Billy Bidwell. Her honorary pallbearers were: John Bidwell, Jackie Bidwell, and David Bidwell.

Burial followed in the Southern Oaks Cemetery in Somerset, Kentucky.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Obituary information courtesy of funeral home.




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  • Added: 11 Feb 2017
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