Shirley Dawes Kinworthy

shirley kinworthy

October 20, 1946 ~ January 1, 2023

Born in: Dover, Deleware
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Shirley Dawes Kinworthy, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023 in Arlington, Texas.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 5819 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. Arlington. Graveside Service: 2:15 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas.

Shirley was born on October 20, 1946 in Dover, Deleware to Arthur and Carmen Dawes. She moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1957. Shirley graduated from Little Flower Catholic School and studied at San Antonio College. She met her husband in the Fall of 1967 and within 8 weeks married him on New Year’s Eve. Christine, their daughter, was born in 1968 and Walter Rick ll, their son, was born in 1970. The family was raised in San Antonio until 1981 when they moved to Arlington, Texas.

Shirley was a devoted wife for 55 years, a loving mother, and a doting grandmother. She enjoyed cooking meals from all over the world. She was a seamstress, decorator, party planner, and in addition a bookkeeper for the Dallas Apparel Mart. Shirley was an organic gardener and belonged to the Herb Society of North Texas. She was an avid painter in multiple mediums. Shirley was a member and leader of numerous organizations from the art world, community service organizations, and church ministries (including bereavement groups, prayer chains for 25 years, and social clubs). She was a member of Bluebonnet, Tole Painter’s Society of America and PAINT.

Shirley will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her and all those whose life she touched.

Survivors:  Husband, Walter R. Kinworthy; daughter, Christine Millender and husband, Farrell; son, Walter R. Kinworthy ll and wife, Erin; brother, Arthur F. Dawes lll; and grandson, Evan Millender and fiancé, Megan Rohmer.


Public Visitation: January 10, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: January 11, 2023 10:00 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
5819 W Pleasant Ridge Road
Arlington, TX 76016

(817) 478-8206

Graveside Service: January 11, 2023 2:15 pm

Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

(214) 467-3374

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  1. CandleImageThank you for everything you did for me. I love you to the stars and back.
    Your “mini me”

  2. Loving Cousin, Shirley, May your glowing soul now be resting in the arms of Jesus who is the light of the world.

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