Mary Lou Carden Midkiff


Mary Lou Carden Midkiff, 98, born Oct. 22, 1918, in Cookson Creek, Polk County,  passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 201,7 at Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Oliver Carden and Virginia Blankenship Carden; sisters: Helen Carden, Edith Sue Carden, and Reba (Rudy) Carden Colson; and her former husband, H. Douglas Midkiff.

She is survived by her daughters: Sharon Midkiff (David) Damalouji of Huntingtown, Md., and Kimberly Midkiff of New York, N.Y.; grandchildren: Rachel Damalouji (Ashton) Bird of Severna Park, Md., and Jonathan (Christina) Damalouji of Aviano,Italy; great-grandchildren: Brooks Arthur Bird and Susanna Rae Damalouji, due in December.?

There will be a private family celebration of life at a future date.

Memorial Donations can be made to Kingsport Meals on Wheels, 301 Louis St, Kingsport, TN 37660; Ph: (423) 247-4511.

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