In Memory

Rick Kidd

Rick Kidd

Richard "Rick" Kidd

April 5, 1954 ~ June 22, 2015



Richard “Rick” Kidd, 61, went to be with the Lord on June 22nd, 2015. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.


Rick was born on April 5th, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri to Dean and Norma Kidd. Rick spent the majority of his life in Shawnee, KS.  He worked as a diesel mechanic at Max Rieke for twenty years. In his spare time Rick enjoyed spending time with his children, riding his motorcycle, boating, and restoring cars. In recent years he spent his time as a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Merriam, KS.


Rick was preceded in death by his father Dean Bernard Kidd, and his mother Norma Ruth Kidd. He is survived by his daughters Crystal Lynn Kidd of Shawnee, KS, Karmon Kay Godsey and her spouse Matt Godsey of Kyle, TX, and his son Marshall Dean Kidd and his spouse Katie Kidd of Overland Park, KS. Rick is also survived by his three grandchildren Laney Sammons, Nolan Godsey, and Oliver Kidd along with many of his lifelong friends.



Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. with services to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27th, at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS. Immediately after services a celebration of life will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4726 Merriam Dr. Overland Park, KS.



Memorial contributions may be made in person to the Fraternal Order of Eagles during the celebration of life.

Published in Kansas City Star on June 24, 2015



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06/29/15 09:09 AM #1    

Bill Ray Lewis

I remember Rick well as I joined with Dr. Merlin Ludwig and Mr. Bill Vick to assist the exceptional Northwest faculty and supporting staff members open that landmark educational facility in the summer of 1969--at Trailridge Junior High School.  What an experience!  My sympathy and love go to Rick's family, and I leave with every family member my appreciation for having known Rick and for being allowed to have played a small part in his high school education!  May his memory and accomplishments remain eternally with all of us, and may we all be strengthened by having known him and loved by him. My thoughts and prayers go to each of his family members!

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