Betty Jo (Lovely) Kidwell, age 79 of Nashville, formerly of LaFollette, passed away on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 at her residence. She was born October 25, 1942 in Campbell County to the late Lee and Lela (Queener) Lovely. Betty enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Jerry Kidwell; brothers, Arvil, Lee Ed, Homer, and Elbert Lovely; sister, Wilma Sue Prim, Barbara Hyder, Pauline Pemberton, and Helen Lovely.

Betty Jo is survived by her son, Jerry Kidwell of Nashville; daughter, Teresa Obispado of Nashville; granddaughter, Monica Obispado; brother, Willard Lovely; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will hold a graveside service on Friday, December 10th, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Bakers Forge Cemetery.

Betty’s guestbook may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Betty Jo (Lovely) Kidwell to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most”.