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Howard Kenworthy

April 3, 1943 — February 24, 2016

Howard Kenworthy, age 72, died Wed., Feb. 24, 2016 at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS. Friends may sign the register book from 1-8 pm with the family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, February 28 at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 29 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Aurora. Howard was born on April 3, 1943 in Westmoreland, KS to LeRoy & Minnie (Holder) Kenworthy. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1961. He married Mary Carol Leupold and they later divorced. On Nov. 17, 2000, he married Mary Lee (Blackwell) Graham in Aurora, KS. Howard worked for KPL-Westar Energy for 43 years until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Aurora. He served as an EMT in Frankfort, KS. He was a youth baseball coach, an avid KSU fan and loved fishing. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee, Aurora; sons, Chad Kenworthy (LeaAnn), Topeka, Bob Kenworthy, Soldier & Doug Kenworthy (Dianne), Waterville; daughter, Penny Kenworthy Schaefer (Chris), Silver Lake; step-daughters, Sabrina Wanamaker (Bill), Fairbury, & Jessica Mai (Tom), Hays; daughter in law, Lisa Kenworthy, Blue Rapids; brothers, Bob Kenworthy (Jane), Frankfort & Ralph Kenworthy (MaryLou), Manhattan; sister, Lorna Craft, Blue Rapids; 19 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was son, Brian Kenworthy; his parents; four brothers and a sister. The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Sheriff's Association. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, KS is handling arrangements. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Howard Kenworthy, please visit our flower store.


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