Ken L. “Tripp” Kenworthy, IIIKenworthy, Ken cropped

Ken Leroy Kenworthy, III commonly known as ‘Tripp’ was welcomed to eternal life with our Lord, Thursday February 14, 2013. Tripp began life April 23, 1981; 10 weeks premature and nearly died; he was baptized and given his last rites. Miraculously he survived his first night and remained in Children’s Hospital for 3 months. Tripp grew up & lived in Edmond, Oklahoma; he is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. He graduated from St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton School, Bishop McGuiness Catholic High School and St. Leo University, San Antonio, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science, in accounting and has completed most of his MBA. Tripp played golf at all three schools and received a partial college golf scholarship at St. Leo. Tripp, a sports fan followed Texas Rangers, all golf tours, OU, Dallas Cowboys and the Thunder. Tripp loved his wife of 7 years Katharine Ann Kenworthy (Baumert of Point Pleasant, New Jersey) whom he met in college. They have three wonderful children Kassidy Elizabeth, Olivia Ann and Ken IV (Ford). Tripp’s parents are Mary Kassandra & Michael Thomas Webster; Karen Marie & Ken Leroy Kenworthy, Jr. His mother & father in-law are Elizabeth and William Baumert (PPNJ). His siblings are Lauren Kathleen, Kylie Nicole and Karsten John-Paul Kenworthy and Kylie’s fiancé Michael Gordon Simonini. His brother in-law is Jason Baumert, his wife Deana and their children Westin & Max of Point Pleasant, NJ. Also his step sisters are Julie and Sara Webster, of NC. Tripp’s grandparents are Carole Ann Papin and Connie Gayle & Ken Leroy Kenworthy (Tripp was grandpa’s sports buddy); also Donna Marie & Thomas Everett Kanaly (deceased). Tripp has many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other extended family that loved him very much. Tripp has a lot of friends at his Parish, his office and the neighborhood. Funeral Mass will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist; 9th & Blvd Edmond, OK. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to ‘Tripp Kenworthy’s Children Educational Fund’ at First Commercial Bank of Edmond; FCB PO BOX 5450 Edmond, OK 73038, 405.844.0110 or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School through the Parish office 405.340.0691. Tripp was loved dearly and will be missed immensely by all.


  1. To the Kenworthy and GMX family,

    We are saddened with the new of the death of Tripp. He was a very good man and will truly be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy and condolences are being sent. You all are in our thoughts and prayers for peace at this difficult time.

  2. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We always want to ask the question “why?” Do we have an answer? No. Do we continue to keep our faith and try to understand that God has a plan for all of us? Yes we do. For some reason God choose Tripp and he is now walking hand in hand with those loved ones that have gone before him. Tripp was a miracle at birth and was not expect to live, but he did. God planned for him to have his 31 years to give and receive love and be blessed with 3 beautiful children. His memory and spirit will carry on with all of those that he has touched.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Tripps passing. I have so many wonderful memories of Tripp and Matt playing golf together and hanging out at our house. My sincere condolences to all who loved him and shared his life.

  4. We were shocked and so very saddened to learn of Tripp’s passing. Although it has been years since we’ve seen him, Tripp will always be the Most Precious and Tenderhearted young man in our memories. Our fervent prayers to the God of all Comfort continue for his family and we send our Love, as well.

    In His Love,

    Melissa and David Thompson

  5. Our prayers are with all of Tripp’s family. We will always remember the cute little boy wearing a baseball cap everywhere! He was so gentle and sweet! He will be missed. You are a strong family of faith and God will make you strong for each day that follows. Tripp has left a beautiful legacy in his precious wife, Kate and three precious children. We are grateful for the time God lent Tripp to those of us in the family. God bless all of you.

    Aunt Lil & Uncle Bill Blakesley

  6. Tripp was a wonderful person to work with and his smiling face will be missed. My condolences to everyone for the this sudden and tragic loss. We will never know what God’s plans are for taking him at such a young age but he was a blessing while here was here. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

    We will miss Tripp.

  7. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kenworthy family! As a close friend of Tripp’s sister, Lauren, I was deeply saddened by this news. I hope that God watches over this family closely and is with them during these trying times. There truly is another angel in heaven watching over them!

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kenworthy family.

  9. I am sorry to hear about Tripp. I have fond memories of Tripp attending St. Mary School in Edmond. I often think of your family, and I am praying for you.

  10. I just received word of Tripp tonight. I was so saddened to hear of this. He was probably one the most polite young men that my son Jason knew. He will always have a very special place in my heart. I have so many fond memories of him. Ken and Karen you both will be my prayers tonight. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the Kenworthy family.

  11. Karen and Ken,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had no idea. I was trying to get ahold of you, Karen. Jeff died on November the 4th, 2016.
    We were married almost 25 years. If it hadn’t been for you and Laura, I wouldn’t have met Jeffco. Ironically, Matthews Funeral took care of the services, ect. Laura and I had a falling out. She didn’t go to the service but sent Valerie Walker.

    If you would like, I can send you a copy of the CD. Jeff talked about you often and the fond memories he had of you.

    I’m really glad you were his friend.

    Home 728-8145
    Cell 826-5626

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