Ruth Elisa Kenworthy, 95, of Red WingRuth Elisa Kenworthy, 95, of Red Wing, died Friday at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park where she lived for the past five years.
Ruth Elisa Kenworthy, 95, of Red Wing, died Friday at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park where she lived for the past five years. Born Aug. 24, 1913, in Roseau, Minn., to Ole and Ella (Wenstrom) Flaa, she attended schools in Roseau and then worked at Gray Inn Restaurant in Roseau for number of years. On Nov. 26, 1936, she married to Wayne Kenworthy in Roseau. In 1940 moved to Grand Forks until 1968 when they moved to Fargo, Minn. In 1982 they moved to Red Wing to be closer to their daughter and her family. He died June 16, 1989. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a past and active member at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. She enjoyed baking, crocheting and cleaning.
Survivors include one daughter, Darlene (Don) Zimmerman of Red Wing; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son; and two brothers, John and Robert Flaa.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kristen Schlauderaff officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don and Jeff Zimmerman, Dave Baltos and Brian Fairbanks. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred to the church or Fairview Red Wing Hospice. Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.