Robert C. Kinworthy, 85, of Columbus, passed away at 7:36 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Robert was born March 2, 1933 in Ewing, Indiana, the son of Dan and Myrtle Allman Kinworthy. He married Barbara J. Bellville on April 12, 1952. They spent 64 wonderful years together before her passing on October 31, 2016.
Robert graduated from Brownstown High School in 1951. After graduation he moved to Washington D.C. where he worked for the U.S. Navy Department. In March of 1952, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Custer, Michigan. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1955, Robert moved to Columbus and began working at Cummins Engine Company, retiring in 1988. While working at Cummins, Robert was elected President of Cummins Office Committee Union in 1972, serving a 3-year term.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Newlin officiating. Military Rites will be performed by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Dove Ministries or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana thru the funeral home.
Robert is survived by his children, Ginger L. (Terry) Hallett of New Brunswick, Canada, Robert C. Kinworthy II of Columbus, Greg N. Kinworthy of Florida, and Jill E. (Mike) Newlin of Columbus; grandchildren, Melissa, Emily, Michelle, Amanda, Travis, Krissy, Lindsey, JerryKevin and Kyle; 16 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Kinworthy of Gulf Port, Mississippi; and a sister, Selma (Amos) Lucas of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara J. Kinworthy; brothers, Bill, Dan Jr., Pat, and Eugene Kinworthy; sisters, Mildred Smith and Geneva Wiley; as well as two infant siblings.