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Peter James Kenworthy II Obituary

Peter James Kenworthy II, known to friends as Pete, of Hominy, Oklahoma, entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the age of 71.

Born in Fairfax on June 7, 1950, he was the son of the late Edmund Kennedy and Eva (Nunez) Kenworthy and the grandson of the late Peter James and Grace Drexil Kenworthy. He was a proud member of the Osage Nation and belonged to the tsi zho wah shtah keh clan. His Osage name is Wah Tse Tah, given to him by the late Walter Matin. 

He began his education at the Sacred Heart School in Fairfax and later attended Middle Enterprise. He completed his education at Hominy High School graduating in 1968.

Working in the oilfields of Osage County, he made many friends along the way who knew he would do anything for them, expecting nothing in return. 

Pete was a dedicated, selfless, hard-working father who had a strong unconditional love for his children. The legacy of his kind spirit and zest for life will live on through them.

In his spare time, he loved to lift weights, he liked the roar of the chainsaw as he cut wood and always enjoyed a good ‘ole team roping. Header or healer he could do both, his spirit was unflagging.

He is survived by Edmund Kenworthy II, Peter Kenworthy III, Jessica Kenworthy, Eve Kenworthy and her husband Robert Moseley, Joe Tasso, all of Hominy; five grandchildren, Isaiah Kenworthy, Leah Moseley, Noah Moseley, Gabriel Kenworthy and Thomas Kenworthy; sister Stephanie Rapp; nieces, Jacquelyn DeLong and Angela Rapp; a nephew, Joe Hall of Fairfax; four great-nieces and nephews; along with aunts, uncles, and cousins in Colorado and California. 

Visitation will be at 202 Washunga, Hominy. Graveside Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Grayhorse Cemetery. Joe Hall will preside over the services, followed by traditional Osage songs led by John Shaw. Pallbearers are Rob Moseley, Michael Fields, Trey Barnes, Jeff Wilcox, Don Brown, and Darrell Brown. Honorary bearers are Sam Mitts, James Crawford and Aaron Crawford.

Arrangements are being handled by Hunsaker Wooten of Fairfax.



Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home

Original Publish Date: 2021-09-27 00:00:00

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