Archive for Tuesday, December 9, 1997


December 9, 1997


— Services for Charles A. "Art" Worthington, 74, Lecompton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, east of Topeka. Private burial will be in Stull Cemetery.

Mr. Worthington died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, in Topeka.

He was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Perry, the son of Charles and Rosa Grindol Worthington. He was a graduate of Berryton High School and Kansas State University. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater. He was a farmer for 32 years and business manager of Douglas County Rural Water District No. 3 for 26 years.

He was a charter member of the Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men. He was also a member of Gideons International and the Brown-Leonard-Woodward Lodge 391 of the American Legion at Richland. He was also a hospice volunteer for Midland Hospice.

He married Leatha Walter on Aug. 2, 1946, in Stull. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Galen, Olathe; three daughters, Jeanne Worthington, Omaha, Neb., Joanne Gofreed, Fort Washington, Md., and Shirley Desch, Stillwater, Minn.; two brothers, Eugene and Ted, both of Tecumseh; a sister, Maxine Combs, Berryton; and seven grandchildren.

Friends may call after noon today at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel, Topeka. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.

The family suggests memorials to the Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, Tecumseh, or to Gideons International, Topeka, sent in care of the funeral home.

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