Ruth May O'Dell Kidd

January 21, 1925March 5, 2019

Ruth May O'Dell Kidd, of Alcoa, TN walked into the arms of Jesus on March 5, 2019, to a new body free of pain. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Ruth will be sadly missed by all who loved her. She was a member of East Alcoa Baptist Church. Ruth worked at ALCOA and Eastern State Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Edgar Kidd; daughter, Donna Faye Kidd; grandson, Christopher Weyhmueller; parents, James Marion O'Dell Sr. and Flossie Williams O'Dell; sisters, Irene Godfrey, Juanita Huling, Margie Day; brothers, James Marion O'Dell Jr. and Charles O'Dell. Ruth is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Karen L. Kidd; grandchildren, Kerri and Woody Dill, Stephanie and Steve Moore; great grandchildren, Micah and Abby Dill; beloved friends, Joyce Thomas, and Wanda Gay. Family and friends will assemble on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens, with Rev. David Randolph officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 pm with a funeral service at 2:30pm and interment to immediately follow. Family and friends may share their condolences online at


  • Receiving of Friends Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 8, 2019

Ruth May O'Dell Kidd

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Brenda Mitchell

March 8, 2019

I met Mrs. Kidd several times, the last at the nursing home. She was a lovely kind person. Can't attend her service . Prayers for Ron and Karen Kidd and families. Brenda Mitchell