Rita Francis Kenworthy, 87, Montesano resident and former office assistant at the University of Texas Medical Branch, passed away May 31, 2021, at Harbor Regional Health Community Hospital in Aberdeen
Rita was born on Jan. 17, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward and Lois (Wheeler) Broski. She grew up there and graduated from high school. Following her marriage to James Timond Kenworthy, they moved to the Waco, Texas area and then to Hitchcock, Texas.
In 1989, James passed away. A number of years later, Rita moved to Youngsville, Pennsylvania to be with family and then to Montesano in 2002.
Rita enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, cooking and playing with her grandkids.
Rita is survived by three sons: Tom (Vicki) Kenworthy of Santa Fe, Texas; Jim Kenworthy of Montesano, Washington and Kenny (Carol) Kenworthy of Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren and 13 great -grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Chuck Kenworthy and a brother Joe Broski.
There will be a memorial mass for Rita on Sunday, June 27 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Montesano, Washington.
Rita will be inurned with her husband in Hitchcock, Texas.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington.