Ralph Francis Kenworthy, 84, Manhattan, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Newton.
He was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Marshall County to Leroy and Minnie (Holder) Kenworthy. He was a 1955 graduate of Frankfort High School, graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor's degree in agricultural education and earned a master's degree at Fort Hays State College in school administration.
He married Mary Lou (Warren) Kenworthy on Nov. 24, 1955, in Frankfort. He was a vocational agricultural teacher at both Frankfort High School and Morland Rural High School. He later served as the principal of Ransom High School from 1966 to 1976 and superintendent and elementary principal of Ransom School District for 18 years.
He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Manhattan.
Survivors include his wife, of 63 years, Newton; two sons, James Kenworthy and wife, Linda, Manhattan, and Jeffry, Humble, Texas; three daughters, Joyce Eurit and husband, Michael, Russell, Jo Hardy and husband, James, Wichita, and Jean Balthazor and husband, Bart, Valley Center; a brother, Bob Kenworthy, Frankfort; a sister, Lorna Craft, Blue Rapids; 15 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and four brothers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Frankfort; burial in Frankfort Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association.
Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation, Manhattan, is in charge of arrangements.