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Frances Kidwell

August 8, 1927 — March 21, 2020

Frances ‘Fran’ Arelene Kidwell, 92 of Niles passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Hanson Hospice.

Fran was born on August 8, 1927 in New Philadelphia, Ohio to the late Birgous F. and Mary R. (Meese) Quillin.

On October 12, 1947 she married Eugene Kidwell who passed away in 1995.  She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Helen Phillips, Pearl Reberg, Eugene Quillin, Vera Trottier, Paul Quillin, Glenn Quillin, Jerry Quillin, Emma Saberg, Birgous Quillin, Ruth Bellar and Herbart Quillin.

Fran is survived by children; Diana (Gary) Grishaber, Jim (Sandy) Kidwell, twin sons, Rick (Shari) Kidwell and Mick (Vicki) Kidwell, Sue (Dru) Downing all of Niles, Twelve Grandchildren and numerous Great Grand and Great-great Grandchildren, she is also survived by her sister Edna Sheldon of Denver, CO and many nieces and nephews.

Fran worked in Food Service for the Niles Community Schools for 23 years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Niles.  She enjoyed bowling, playing Yahtzee and cooking.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 1pm for the immediate family.  The funeral service can be viewed online at

Memorials may be made in Fran’s name to Hanson Hospice House 4025 Health Park Lane, Saint Joseph, Michigan, 49085.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services

615 E Main St, Niles, MI 49120

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