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Leah Kenworthy

May 26, 1917 — January 13, 2008

Mrs. Leah C. Kenworthy, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at her residence.

She was born May 26, 1917, to Russell and Goldie McFarland Harlan in Randolph County, Indiana. She was a 1935 graduate of Winchester High School and worked briefly for the telephone company in Winchester. She was united in marriage to Donald E. Kenworthy in 1939. Their marriage was blessed with six sons and spanned 25 years before his death on July 30, 1964. Mrs. Kenworthy was a homemaker and worked 18 years in the high school cafeteria of the Northeastern Wayne Schools, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church with 68 years of attendance, serving as a Sunday school teacher and as Treasurer for 25 years. She was a 10-year member of the Fountain City Senior Center. She enjoyed cooking and family gatherings.

Mrs. Kenworthy will be missed by her six sons and five and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Elayne Kenworthy, Gas City, Indiana; Larry and Sonia Kenworthy, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Darrell and Carol Kenworthy and Brian Kenworthy, all of Tucson, Arizona; Clay and Bonnie Kenworthy and Benny and Mindy Kenworthy, all of Richmond, Indiana; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, her brother and sister-in-law, Ivan and Dianna Harlan, of Union City, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kenworthy was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, one granddaughter, one sister and four brothers.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Keith Vincent at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Fountain City Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

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