Eula Jo Kidwell Wiley, 86, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at the Jewel Place in Madison.
She was born May 14, 1934, near Brooksburg in Jefferson County, Indiana, to James Fredrick and Margaret E.Tevis Kidwell. She was raised in the Brooksburg community and was a member of the Brooksburg United Methodist Church. She graduated from Central High School on Rykers Ridge in 1952. She was married to Ronald L. Wiley on June 1, 1953. They lived in many areas such as, Las Vegas, Washington, Atlanta, Chesapeake Bay and Cincinnati due to his job. While living in Maryland she taught school and after moving to Cincinnati she worked for Haig Printing in Blue Ash as a correlator. She had been a member of the Brooksburg Friendly Circle and sang in the Monday Night Gospel Group with Tommy Day. She had last been a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church and enjoyed helping with the Team Kid’s Ministry. She loved to travel and her favorite destination was the beach, especially Daytona and St. Petersburg, Florida. She loved taking bus trips to the Smokey Mountains and Gatlinburg. She raised flowers and loved her rose bushes, liked making ceramics, playing bingo, dancing, bowling and helping. She moved to back to Jefferson County in August 2000 and settled on Esplano Drive to spend time with her sister and brother.
Survivors include her sister, Linda Kay Kidwell O’Neal of Vevay, Indiana; her nieces, Celisa “Ce Ce” O’Neal Griffin of Columbus, Indiana, Kim Kidwell Lytle of Deputy, Indiana and Cheryl Mote of Cincinnati; her nephews, Edwin “Eddie” Leo Kidwell Jr. of Louisville and Barry O’Neal of Moorefield, Indiana; and several great nieces, great nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years on Dec. 14, 2000; and her brother, Edwin Lee “Buck” Kidwell, in 2017.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg. Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover United Methodist Church, the Brooksburg Cemetery or Hospice of King’s Daughters’. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, remembrances and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.