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Henrietta Paige Baile Kenworthy
  • March 08, 1920
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  • October 28, 2017

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On October 28, 2017 Henrietta Paige Baile Kenworthy, 97, left this earthly realm to reside with her Heavenly Father and be reunited with her beloved husband Joseph Miller Kenworthy, Jr. Hennie was born March 8, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the only daughter and youngest child of William Henry Baile Esq. and Bessie May Galloway Baile.  She loved life in her home on Kingsessing Avenue, having pillow fights and playing hide-and-go-seek with her 2 older brothers, Bill and Gil.  She was happiest when spending summer vacation in Berryville, Virginia with cousins and other family members. When the depression hit in October 1929, it changed her life dramatically for many years.  She was a “tough as nails” little girl and handled every adversity with fortitude and strength of character unusual in one so young.  When Hennie was 12, her mother’s health began to decline.  Hennie became her mother’s second pair of hands by doing household chores, cooking meals, and continuing to help her visually impaired brother with his paper route.  She protected him against the bullies who tried to steal his paper route money on collection days. Hennie graduated from West Philadelphia High School with dreams of becoming an army nurse.  However, her mother’s needs came first.  Hennie was the sole caregiver until her mother passed away one month before Hennie’s 20th birthday.  She stayed home for two more years keeping house and cooking all the meals for her father and brother. On March 28, 1942, after five years of courtship, she married the love of her life, Joe Kenworthy, Jr. in Alexandria, Virginia.  She adapted easily to army life while her husband served in the Quarter Master Corp during World War II.  Together they raised 3 children, Joe III, Janett and Deborah.  Hennie was devoted not only to her husband and growing family but also to her 2 brothers and nephews. During their 74 years of marriage, Hennie and Joe lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and 28 years in Ormond Beach, FL.  It was in Mason Neck, Virginia where, with the help of her husband, she established a very successful picture framing business, “Framed By Hennie”.  Hennie and Joe traveled the world and got to experience many different cultures.  She loved parties, cooking, buying gifts for loved ones, caring for animals, celebrating Christmas and dancing.  She was a true and loyal friend, a people person. Hennie was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry Baile Esq. and Bessie May Galloway Baile; In-Laws, Dr. J. Miller-Kenworthy and Estelle Weyl Kenworthy; brothers, William Henry Baile, Jr. and Robert Gilmore Baile; nephew, Bradley Millet Baile; and husband Joe.  She is survived by children Dr. Joe Kenworthy, III (Lynda), Janett Paige Kenworthy, and Deborah May Carson (Charlie);  grandchildren Joe Kenworthy, IV (Lea Ann), Chris Kenworthy (Sara), Dr. Kevin Kenworthy (Brandi), Bradley Carson (Nicole), Chad Carson, and Paige Carson; and nephew Dr. William H. Baile, III (Evelyn).  In addition she is survived by seven great-grandchildren: Gracie, Tessa, Jaxon, Lauren, Miller, Kara, and Carson. Hennie will be remembered for her devotion to family, vivacious personality, beautiful smile and zest for life.  We will forever miss her utter loveliness, beautiful countenance, warm touch, soft hands, wise and selfless nature, caring heart and hilarious sarcastic personality.  Joe and Hennie’s children came first and protection of them was of utmost importance in their lives.  The marriage and life of Joe and Hennie Kenworthy as a couple for 74 years has come full circle.  We are forever changed with broken hearts, we let you go knowing you are with our precious Daddy, your beloved husband, “Murray” Kenworthy. God speed Mommy, nighty night and sleepy tight.


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  1. Deborah & Charles family Carson lit a candle:
    04 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 4, 2017 at 11:41:59 AM

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