Helen Kidwell

  • Born: July 16, 1928
  • Died: October 14, 2021
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen Marie Kidwell age 93 of Indianapolis passed away on October 14, 2021. Helen was born on July 16, 1928 in Jennings County ,Indiana, the daughter of the late Herman and Lura Foist. She married Wesley G. Kidwell on February 22, 1952. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2009. Helen owned and operated Kidwell Auto Electric Company, Inc. until its closing in 2004. Helen was an avid bowler, a member of Indy USBC serving on the board of directors. She was inducted into the Indianapolis Bowling Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Senior Grand Duchess Award and competed in many city and state bowling tournaments. Her greatest achievement was competing in 51 National Tournaments. She was an Indianapolis Colts season ticket holder for 35 years and enjoyed watching the Indiana Pacers. Helen is survived by her daughters, Beverly Wright of Shirley, IN, Jill Burris (David) of Greenwood, IN, Linda Kidwell of Indianapolis, IN , two step daughters; Virginia Thorpe of Lebanon, MO and Margene Janzen (Steve) of Redwood City, CA. 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Helen was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and a grandson and a son in law. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 11 AM until 1 PM at Singleton & St. Pierre Funereal & Cremation Services, 7602 Madison Ave. Indianapolis, IN. With a service immediately following at 1 PM. Burial will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Murat Shrine Transportation Fund c/o Murat Shrine Temple 510 N. New Jersey Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Singleton & St. Pierre Funeral & Cremation Services are honored to be handling the arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to just today hear of Helen's passing. I so loved her quiet presence and wit. I pray God will be with all of the family during this time of loss. Bless you all.

Posted by Ede Kline - Friend   October 28, 2021


Helen will be missed by all who have been blessed in knowing her. She loved friends and family get togethers, and was always the life of the party. She knew her girls would take care of her, and that they all did so very well. My deepest sympathy to Jill, Beverly, and Linda and all of Helen's loved ones.

Posted by Sian Napier - Greenwood, IN - Friend   October 20, 2021

What an inspiration and a joy to bowl with! ❤

Posted by Crystal Shea - Indianapolis, IN - Acquaintance   October 17, 2021

Your Mom's is in such an amazing place. Beautiful, peaceful, and surrounded by so much love, it's incredible. Now she can see you, knows your name, and how much you loved and took such good care of her. She is so blessed to have a wonderful daughter like you. With Love Marcia.

Posted by Marcia Bresnahan    October 16, 2021

So many memories of Helen and Wes and great Shrine Conventions...she was a special lady.

Posted by Audrey Apple    October 16, 2021

Robert & Susan Walker wish to express their deepest Sympathy for the loss of your Mother! We were long time friends, and we will miss her very much.

Posted by Robert & Susan Walker - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   October 16, 2021

Very sad to hear about the passing of Helen. She was a great lady that brought joy to so many. I have fond memories of Helen and Jill stopping at my house on the way back from Super Bowl XLI in Miami. It was great to visit with her and I cherish the NFL Super Bowl hat they gave me. My heartfelt thoughts are with Jill, my brother David and Helen's family during this difficult time.

Posted by Steve Burris - Fernandina Beach, FL - Family   October 15, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Helen. She was an awesome person, who will be greatly missed

Posted by Kathy Hite - Indianapolis - Friend   October 15, 2021


I am so very sorry for your loss, she was a very nice person and loved by all. She will be sorely missed. Kristy Damon

Posted by Kristy Damon - Brownsburg, IN - Family Friend   October 15, 2021

So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Wes and Lisa Swarner - Versailles, KY - Family   October 15, 2021

Heartfelt sympathies to Bev, Jill, Linda, and families. The world has lost a great one, in your mother. I'll miss her humor and her spunk. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by Diane Timbrook - Franklin, IN - Friend   October 15, 2021

I was always fond of Helen. She will always be remembered for being a Rock Star bowling in her 50th National Tournament! I was so glad I was there to witness her smile as she received her award! She sure was a special lady!

Posted by Julie Lockwood - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   October 15, 2021

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