Anna Lee Wright Kidwell
Funeral Date: 5/30/2015

Obituary:
Anna Lee Wright Kidwell, age 70, of Warren, AR, passed away Thursday May 28, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 28, 1944 in Alpena, AR, a daughter of the late Orville Wright, SR, and Ethelyn Still Wright. She married her high school sweetheart, John Howe Kidwell, May 19, 1962. She was a member of Good Hope United Methodist Church of Warren, AR. Anna was a loving mother and grandmother with an amazing God given ability to love all children as her own. After raising five of her children and one child still at home, she attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello and graduated in 1996 at age 52, Magna Cum Laude. She spent her lifetime investing in children and advocating for the rights and welfare of children and adolescents. She had a strong calling to serve others in need, whether as a DHS Family Service Worker, Youth Director of First United Methodist Church, Foster Parent, Soup Kitchen Volunteer, Human Development Center Client Advocate, and volunteer at Childrenís Mental Health Organization. She was a living testament to how one should love-unconditionally. Anna valued all of Godís creations. She found great joy in gardening, birds, deer, cats, rescuing animals, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was infamous for her Saturday pinto beans and cornbread. Momma said her greatest treasure was her family. She loved her family and her Church family. Survivors are her husband John Howe Kidwell. Two sons John Kidwell, II., and wife, Angie, Warren, AR., Tony Kidwell and wife, Brandy, Searcy, AR. Five daughters Kelly Rowell, and husband Stewart, Kerry Gambill and husband, Gary, Kandy Burt, Robin Pifer and husband Trey all of Warren, AR. Mary Laura, Conway, AR. One brother Orville Wright, Berryville, AR. Four sisters Beth Bradford, Compton, AR., Mary Thompson, Green Forrest, AR, Beck Grim, Emmett, ID, Kathy Wright, Alpena, AR. 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 30, at Good Hope United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Norman officiating. Linda Barrett was pianist. Burial was in Williams Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were B.J. Kidwell, Aaron Rowell, Jacob Rowell, Kyle Gambill, T.J. Kidwell, Joseph Kidwell, Trai Clancy, Cagney Miller and Sam Griffin. Honorary pallbearer was Trey Kidwell. Memorials preferred Good Hope United Methodist Church or Fee Feeís Soup Kitchen.

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Name: Robert & Laverne Laster
Message: Praying for the Family in this sad time

Name: Glenda Scogin
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Name: Glenda Scogin
Message: My prayers to you all for peace and comfort. Anna was an amazing person who impacted many lives, including mine. My love to you all.

Name: Marty Lee Wardlaw
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Name: RHONDA AND GARY SIMMONS
Message: MR. JOHN AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MS. ANNA. SHE WAS A REAL TREASURE AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. SHE LOVED HER FAMILY. SHE WAS ONE WHO LOVED DOING WHAT SHE COULD FOR OTHERS. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. THERE WILL BE NO MORE SUFFERING FOR HER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

Name: Sherry & Steve Rand
Message: Mr. John and family, I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Anna, she was a truely great lady. I never heard her say anything bad about anyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. Love and prayers for each of you during these difficult times.

Name: Scott, Frances & Caleb Taylor
Message: We are praying for all of you. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Mr. John and family, I was saddened when I heard Anna had been sick recently. I am truly sorry for your loss and will pray for your comfort as you mourn her passing. She was simply one of my favorite people in the world.

Name: Dean & Vicki Bowen
Message: Bro John you and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Love you.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: John and family, I am keeping you all in my thoughts an prayers.

Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: John & Family: So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Marie Robinson & Raymond Quimby
Message: Prayers to all the family during this difficult time.

Name: Randy & Skye Clanton
Message: Thoughts and prayers for the Kidwell family. Mrs. Anna was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. She will be greatly missed.

Name: Greg & Janet Harton
Message: Praying for comfort during your time of loss. Anna was a very special lady.

Name: Mary Ann Clanton
Message: May God bless all of you, Her dear family in this time of sorrow.

Name: James Wright
Message: Brother John I am praying for you and your family during this most difficult time. May God hold each of you close as you face this adjustment in the days ahead. May bless each of you!

Name: Heather Perry & family
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. She truly was a wonderful person.

Name: terry myers
Message: Went to UAM with Anna such a sweet lady

Name: BECKY RAULS
Message: Kandi and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: June & Jackie West
Message: We are so sorry you lost Anna, she was a very fine and special person. praying for you all in your great time of loss.

Name: Shannon & Patricia Wilkinson
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Mrs. Anna will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

Name: Kenny & Tammy (Evans) Hensley
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Name: Danny & Nita Green
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Name: Mary McMickle
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Name: Hugh and Brenda Quimby
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Name: Philip & Linda Cathey
Message: so sorry for your loss.

Name: Kaytlin Outlaw Cruce
Message: Your family is in my prayers. May peace be with you during this time of grief.

Name: Renae Allen
Message: My thoughts, love, and prayers go to the entire Kidwell family. Mrs. Anna was such a wonderful person who gave all of herself to her family and others. If you knew her, you knew love.

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Mr. John & Family you are in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Jim and Linda Davis
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Name: Teresa & Keith Thornton
Message: Our Deepest Condolences to the Family. May God Wrap You Each In His Love Grace And Grant You Peace In Your Journey Ahead Of You. Such a very special Lady and I am very honored to have met her.

Name: Barbara Wright-Langhammer
Message: Praying for John and family loved Mrs. Anna such a giving caring beautiful person. She will be greatly missed.

Name: Patricia Ellis and Family
Message: Kelly and family..you all have my deepest sympathy. May GOD wrap His loving arms around you at this time and the days ahead.

Name: Jimmy & Kaylon taylor
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: You are all in my thoughts & prayers during the difficult days ahead. Always enjoyed seeing Mrs. Kidwell. Love, Paige

Name: Virginia C
Message: John, we are so sorry to hear about Anna Lee. She was a wonderful person and a very special friend. Love & prayers to you and the family, Jack & Virginia

Name: Alice Hill
Message: Prayers for the family.

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May our Lord surround you with his love and comfort. Mrs. Anna was a wonderful woman! We can rest in the knowledge that we will see her again.

Name: Donna Ashcraft
Message: John and family, So sorry to hear of your great loss. All of you have most sincere condolences.

Name: Paula Herring
Message: Mr John and Family so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.

Name: Barbara and Ronnie Higgins
Message: So very very sorry, Family....she was a wonderful, loving, loyal and kind lady. She will be sorely missed.

Name: Tim Parker
Message: My condolences to the Kidwell Family. I knew their daughters and thought highly of the entire family. May this fine lady rest in peace. Tim Parker

Name: Joyce Hightower
Message: John, Sympathy to you and your family. Dad has been gone 10 years May 26th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
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Name: Emily Lasiter
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Name: debra johnson
Message: John and kids, Anna Lee was a selfless, wonderful woman. Prayers to you all.