James Kenworthy Obituary

James  Kenworthy
James Kenworthy
James Kenworthy

November 11, 1925 - September 4, 2008
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Jim Kenworthy, 82, died Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Hospice of Central Iowa Kavanagh House in Des Moines following a courageous battle with cancer. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn's Chapel. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Private burial will be at Masonic Cemetery.

Jim was born and raised in Des Moines. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and graduating from the University of Iowa he joined the family business, Storey Kenworthy Company. He retired as President of the company in 1994. He was past president of the Des Moines Rotary Club, board member of the YMCA, and member of the Des Moines JC's, Wakonda Club and Des Moines Club. He enjoyed spending time in Lake Vermillion, MN and Sun City, AZ. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed cards and reading, but most of all he loved his time with his family.

Jim is survived by his sister, Mary Lou King of Des Moines; three sons, Jim (Debby) of Alpharetta, GA, Dave (Lola) of West Des Moines, and John (Lisa) of Des Moines; daughter-in-law, Shelly Kenworthy of Lodi, WI; and nine grandchildren, Austin, Sarah, Nicole, Cody, Adam, Brian, Connor, Chloe and Sophie Kenworthy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Aldine Kenworthy and his son, Peter.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the YMCA Partners with Youth or the Iowa Chapter of the American Cancer Society.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, September 7, 2008
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Memorial Service
Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Monday, September 8, 2008
2:00 PM