Charlene Kidwell

Charlene Kidwell


Charlene (Duncan) Kidwell, 74, of Paw Paw, W.Va. passed away on Monday, February, 1, 2021 at E.A. Hawse Nursing & Rehab, Baker, W.Va.

Born on March 13, 1946 in Levels, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Golda (Largent) Duncan.

Charlene married Irvin Kidwell of Paw Paw, W.Va. on February 11, 1965 in Oldtown, Md. The couple settled a few miles outside the town of Paw Paw where they raised 2 daughters.

Charlene was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and putting puzzles together.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, her infant sister, Karen Duncan, sisters, Peggy (Duncan) Hellstrom, Vernia (Duncan) Shawen, brother-in-laws, Arthur Shawen, Robert Largent, Pete Crounse, Henry Beyer and nephew, Larry Shawen.

Charlene is survived by her husband, Irvin Kidwell; a daughter, Rebecca Pracht (Kenneth) of Paw Paw, W.Va.; their children, Timothy Pracht of Morgantown, W.Va., Michael Pracht, Daniel Pracht, both of Paw Paw; a daughter, Elizabeth Kidwell (Scott) of Ravenswood, W.Va., and her son, Allen Kidwell (Shawna Dudash) of Baker, W.Va.; one great-granddaughter, Aurora Dudash of Baker, W.Va.; a sister, Louella Beyer of Green Spring, W.Va.; a brother-in-law, Ronald Hellstrom of Ashland, Wis.; a nephew, Steven Shawen (Robbin) of Romney, W.Va.; nieces, Dottie Waybright (Donald) of Greenspring, W.Va. & son Cory, Dawn Crounse (David) of Paw Paw and son Andrew, Barbara Shawen (wife of the late Larry Shawen) of Romney, W.Va. and their children, Rachel, Leah and Zachary.

Charlene is also survived by her two cats, Tater and Dennis.

Per Charlene’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

All arrangements are being handled by McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, W.Va.