Muriel M. Bidwell

March 14, 1940 - September 28, 2019

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Thursday, October 03, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Hudson/Ashley Chapel


Thursday, October 03, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Hudson/Ashley Chapel


Muriel Marie Bidwell, 79, of Elkhart, formerly of Helmer, died Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Valley View Nursing Home in Elkhart.

She was born March 14, 1940, in Rome City to L.M. “Tim” and Flossie (Mohler) Bidwell.  In 1942, her family moved to the farm on State Road 327 north of Helmer.

She was a client at ADEC for a number of years. 

Muriel loved animals, especially cats.  She enjoyed hand sewing and watching Wheel of Fortune.

Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Kirk Root of Elkhart; a nephew, Timothy (Jean) Root of Portland, Oregon; a niece, Katie (Kirk Lilley) Root of Portland, Oregon; and three great-nieces, Elka Root, Racine Lilley, and Linden Lilley.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson with Pastor Donna Holcomb of the Helmer United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville.

Calling is Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Association for the Disabled of Elkhart County (ADEC), 19670 S.R. 120, Bristol, Indiana, 46507.

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Dorothy moton
October 4th, 2019 9:53pm

I am sorry about your loss. I will miss having her on my bus. Thanks for taking such good care of Muriel.

Allie Dobski
October 3rd, 2019 4:54pm

I'll miss your sweet smile, Muriel.

Heather Macioce
October 3rd, 2019 4:49pm

My heart is heavy hearing of the passing of Murial. I drove her route many times and had the privilege of getting to know her. She was always very sweet and I enjoyed her company. She will be truly missed. God bless.

Viv Blakeslee
October 2nd, 2019 4:46pm

I was so very sorry to read about Muriel's passing. I will always remember her daily little gifts, and her interests in pictures on my desk. We had some good conversations about her cat and family. Sue and family, you took such good care of her. We will miss her.

Melissa (Hodge) Althoff
October 2nd, 2019 1:02am

Sue and Kurt: so sorry for your loss. Muriel will be loved and missed by us. Love you and sending lots of hugs and prayers. Jonathan, Melissa, Jayna, and Ethan

Jan Hover
September 28th, 2019 10:06pm
Bowling Green

I was saddened to hear of Muriel’s passing. You have been care-givers extraordinaire and made her life meaningful. I remember how she smiled at the little ones and loved kitties; I especially remember “Big Boy”. Love, Jan