Doris Kidgell

Posted 5/25/22

Doris Lorene Kidgell, 95, of Paris, flew into Jesus’ arms Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Twin Lakes Rehab.

The family will hold a celebration of life at 5 p.m., Friday, June 10, at Nevins …

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Doris Kidgell

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Doris Lorene Kidgell, 95, of Paris, flew into Jesus’ arms Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Twin Lakes Rehab.

The family will hold a celebration of life at 5 p.m., Friday, June 10, at Nevins Christian Church. A private service is at a later date. Visitation is from 4 to 4:55 p.m.  June 10 at the funeral home. Krabel Funeral Home of Oakland is assisting the family

Mrs. Kidgell was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Hockerville, Okla., the daughter of the late Lonnie and Viola Kelley Tomson. She married Leon Clement Engle in May 1947, and two children were born to that union. He preceded her in death in 1965, and she later married Joseph Kidgell, who also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette (Kevin) Levellie of Paris; seven grandchildren, including Esther “Marie” Adams of Paris and Ron Levellie of Charleston; a brother, Dwayne (Joyce) Tomson of Grass Valley, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Paul Engle; and a sister, Lois Pullen.

Mrs. Kidgell was an enthusiastic believer in Jesus Christ and very involved in the Gideons Auxiliary, traveling all over the U.S. to distribute Bibles. She and her husband, Joe, loved to tell stories about people being born again as a result of reading the Bible.

In her late teens, she worked as a streetcar conductor in Los Angeles. She later worked as the secretary for her husband’s elevator business.

Mrs. Kidgell moved from California to Paris in 2014 and was a member of the Nevins Christian Church and belonged to the Nevins Circle of Faith.

Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, sending greeting cards, watching Jeopardy and playing cards.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International or Nevins Christian Church.

Online condolences at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.