Marie Kenworthy Obituary

Marie D. Kenworthy
Marie "Ree" Kenworthy
Marie D. Kenworthy

June 13, 1922 - January 2, 2008
Born in Red Rock IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Marie "Ree" Kenworthy, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 pm on Saturday, January 5, 2008, at Basilica of St. John.

Marie was born in Red Rock, IA, and lived in New Sharon. She married James Kenworthy in 1942, and the couple resided in Des Moines. She was an elementary school teacher and enjoyed needlework, ballroom dancing and bowling.

Marie and James had a love for dogs and showing them. She was secretary of the Great Dane Club for many years and a member of Basilica of St. John.

Marie is survived by her children, Jill Hood, Jackie (Tom) McDonald, Jeannie Bobb, Barb (Randy) Manning, Martin (Tamara) Kenworthy, Mike Kenworthy and Mark Kenworthy; siblings, Colleen Wiley and Roger Coe; Eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; four sisters and three brothers.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 PM on Friday, January 4, 2008, at Iles Funeral Homes- Westover Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 1730 28th St. West Des Moines, IA, 50266.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, January 4, 2008
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Basilica of St. John
1915 University
Des Moines, IA US 50314
Saturday, January 5, 2008
2:00 PM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, January 5, 2008