Dana (Kenworthy) Budke

May 12, 1963 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 58)


Dana (Kenworthy) Budke, 58 of Kirkville, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on May 12, 1963 in Leavenworth, Kansas the daughter of the late Richard L. and Judy K. (Orchard) Kenworthy.


Son, Dillon Budke of Lenexa, Kansas.

Daughter, Lydia Budke of Kansas City, MO.

Brother, Shannon (Judy) Kenworthy of Jefferson City, MO

Dana was a 1981 graduate of Eldon High School, then went on to graduate from DeVry Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science and Accounting in December 1985. She went on to run a division of MetLife in Miramar, Florida and later moved back to Missouri where she became a stay at home mom. She always said it was the best job she ever had. Dana’s life revolved around Dillon and Lydia, she could never imagine her life without them.

Dana enjoyed reading, she could pick up any book related to computers and read it front to back and love every minute of it. She was a wealth of knowledge and loved learning new things. Not only was she very intelligent she was also artistic and creative. She left behind many beautiful paintings that will be cherished by those she loved.


A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.


Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.  




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Memorial Visitation
October 8, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026

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