Margaret Evelyn Bidwell
Margaret Evelyn Bidwell
  • October 7, 1928 - May 8, 2017
  • Louisville, Kentucky

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Margaret Evelyn Kleier Bidwell, 88, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, George E. Kleier and Ivy Evelyn (Buch) Kleier; beloved husband, James Stanley Bidwell; daughter, Cecilia Maureen Bidwell; and her grandson, Ryan Bidwell.
Margaret is survived by her 9 children: Chris (Mary Alice), Kevin (Sandra), Mary Theresa (Kenny), Katy (Dwight), Alan (Pam), Matt (Billie Jo), Andy (Rebecca), Lisa (Bryan), Marty, and Kevin Manning. She had 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to raising 10 children, Margaret loved to volunteer at St. Frances of Rome Church and Crescent Hill Ministries, and she worked at Barrett Middle School. Margaret had a dedicated love for her family, her church, and animals. In her spare time she loved to play cards, to travel, and to help others.

Her visitation will be at Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home at 2428 Frankfort Ave. on Sunday, May 14, from 2-8 pm and on Monday, May 15, from 9-9:30 am. Her funeral Mass will be at St. Frances of Rome Church at Clifton and Payne Streets, at 10 am on Monday, May 15, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Frances of Rome Church or the local Humane Society.

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Special thanks for the care the Margaret received at Atria Springdale, The Episcopal Church Home (Marmion Wing), and Dr. Jane Cornett.