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Carole Kenworthy

Carole Ann (Shanahan) Kenworthy was born Nov. 4, 1943, to Eugene and Ruby Joy Shanahan. She was welcomed to heaven on Jan. 31, 2014. Carole graduated from Iola High School and went on to Bethel School of Nursing, where she received her BSN in 1966.

She married George C. Kenworthy, Axtell, on Nov. 4, 1966. They later divorced. They made their home in Axtell raising four daughters, Rebecca (Dale) Moats, Kalispell, Mont., Sheila (Martin) Volle, Summerfield, Renee (Frank) Critser, Auburn, Neb., and Conni Fralin, Beatrice, Neb. 

Carole enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Leon, Christina, Joseph, Loriann, and George Volle, Justin (JJ) Critser, Wade and Cheyanne Fralin, and Cody Moats.  

She leaves behind her daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren, and her brother, Scott (Candie) Shanahan, Paola, and her sister, Jill (Harold) Hoffman, Gas. She was cremated. Visitation was Sunday. Memorial services were Monday. Burial will be later. 

She meets her parents and numerous relatives at heaven’s gate. 

A memorial fund will be determined later. Online condolences may be left for the family at


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