History


Wayne V. Kenworthy began his work in the funeral business in the 1960’s.  Looking for a funeral home in the area in which he grew up, Wayne and his wife, Margaret M. (Sterner) Kenworthy, purchased the Bucher Funeral Home in Hanover, Pennsylvania in 1965.  Owned and operated by Frederick Bucher since 1933, the lovely Victorian home circa 1897, was the ideal location to establish the W.V. Kenworthy Funeral Home.  The Kenworthy Family has been providing excellence in the funeral service in the Hanover area ever since.

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In 1992, Wayne and Margaret’s youngest son, Eric V. Kenworthy, joined the firm as a licensed funeral director and oversaw the expansion of the business as the family built its second location in Bonneauville, Pennsylvania.  In 1996, Eric and his wife, Katie M. (Clarke) Kenworthy, acquired the funeral homes, and continue the family-owned tradition at Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc.  Eric & Katie, along with
Wayne & Margaret and the Staff of the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc. continue to promote warm, personal and professionally run facilities serving area families  - Because our family cares about your family.

In November of 2008, the Kenworthy Family added a new on-site Cremation Facility at the Hanover Location – So that your loved one never leaves our care.  The Kenworthy Family and their Professional Staff have served the Hanover & Gettysburg areas with honor and compassion for over 50 years.  

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