Kenneth Ray McWhorter Sr., age 79 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, February 24, 2020 at Medicalodge in Butler. He was born March 21, 1940 to Owen Wesley and Oscarine Kizzee McWhorter in Morris, Illinois.
Kenneth, affectionately known as Jake, was one of ten children. He grew up in Lexington, Illinois where he attended school. On December 14, 1957 he was united in marriage to Sharon Lea Lommatsch and to this union three children were born. In his early years, Kenneth worked at Pontiac Chair Factory. Kenneth later settled in Raytown where he owned and operated Accent and Design Upholstery for 38 years.
Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and collecting antiques. He loved his family and grandchildren.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sharon McWhorter of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Kenneth Ray Mc-Whorter Jr. and wife Cindy of Butler, Missouri and Daniel A. McWhorter and wife Tara of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; a daughter, Connie Knight and husband Kenneth of Raytown, Missouri; three brothers, William McWhorter and wife Laverne of Salina, Kansas, James McWhorter and wife Sheila of Luling, Texas and David McWhorter of St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters, Sandra Smith and husband LeRoy and Libby Ahrens, all of Pontiac, Illinois and Ruth Bartuska and husband John of Burlington, Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Michael Lommatsch and wife Teresa of Bloomington, Illinois; three sisters-in-law, Kathy Johnson, Ruth McWhorter and Carol Fitzsimmons; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Owen; and one sister, Patty.
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Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Good Shepherd Hospice. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.