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Arthur M. “Art” Kidwell

KSAL StaffMay 8, 2019

Funeral services for Arthur M. “Art” Kidwell, age 90, of Enterprise, will be 10:30 am Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Enterprise United Methodist Church in Enterprise with Pastor Daniel Vandenburg officiating. Mr. Kidwell passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Enterprise Estates.

He was born December 8, 1928 in Brown County, Kansas the son of Frank E. and Christine (Campbell) Kidwell. He graduated from Powhattan High School and had been a longtime area resident.

Art was the owner of Kidwell Poultry Farm in Enterprise and worked his way up from Enterprise rural mail carrier to Post Master working 37 years for the postal service.

He was a 4-H Leader, served as Vice Chairman or Chairman on the boards of Education USD 473, Lions Club, trustees of the United Methodist Church, Enterprise Estates Nursing Center, treasurer of the Mt. Hope Cemetery Board, and a Superintendent of the Poultry Department of the Central Kansas Free Fair. Art also was a weather reporter for the Kansas Weather Service and volunteered on the Smoky Valley Railroad. He also volunteered on several city projects for Enterprise.

On December 11, 1949 Art was united in marriage to Roberta Davidson in Willis, Kansas. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his daughters Janet and husband Larry Sinn of Mahaska, Kansas, Judy and husband Kent Bible of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Carol and husband Darryl Lawson of San Jose, California, son David and wife Anna Kidwell of Louisville, Kentucky, 9 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters Lois Oaks, Frances Hickman, his brother Gene Kidwell and his parents.

Art’s final resting place will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery near Enterprise. His family will be receiving friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Enterprise United Methodist Church or to the Children’s Medical Research Foundation and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.

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