Kenneth Glen Bosworth, age 96, a resident of rural Ridgeville in Jay County, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his home. 

Kenny was born on April 30, 1923, in Raleigh, North Dakota, the son of Glen and Elva Grace (Parr) Bosworth. Kenny was married to Wilma Jean Ridgeway on March 7, 1948, and she passed away on Oct. 13, 2002. He later married Norma (Kline) Alberson on May 1, 2004, and she passed away on March 22, 2017.

Kenny graduated from Portland High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and then attended Purdue University.

He was a carpenter and farmed in Pike Township since 1952. He also worked for Sheller-Globe in Union City for 15 years. 

Memberships include Deerfield United Methodist Church, Portland Morning Optimist Club, where he served as president and was awarded Optimist of the Year in 1988, American Legion Post #211 of Portland, life member of Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Farm Bureau, where he served as president, and Limberlost Squares. 

Survivors include:

One son — Gary Bosworth (wife: Diana), Goodland, Indiana 

One daughter — Nancy Fulaytar (husband: Rick), Anderson, Indiana

Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren

One sister — Janeane Norris, Coldwater, Ohio

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Darrell Borders will officiate and burial will follow at Little Salamonia Cemetery, south of Portland.

Portland American Legion Post 211 will be in charge of military rites at the cemetery. 

Memorials may be directed towards the Portland Morning Optimist Club.

Condolences may be expressed at williamsonspencer.com.