A Service of Witness to the Resurrection
In Celebration of the Life of
Walter Scott Kenton
August 4, 1925 – February 3, 2022
February 11, 2022 2:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
715 N. Carlton Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
"Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die.
Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do
you believe this?”
~ John 11:25-26 (CEB)
Order of Worship
“With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing
in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ
Jesus our Lord.”
From “A Brief Statement of Faith”, PCUSA
WELCOME Pastor Stephen Kellough
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 46:1-2
Leader: God is our refuge and strength.
People: A very present help in trouble.
Leader: Therefore we will not fear.
People: Though the earth should change, though
Leader: the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.
Let us worship God.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION Pastor Stephen Kellough
HYMN (insert) Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
REMEMBERING SCOTTY - A BRIEF HISTORY
HYMN (insert) Great Is Thy Faithfulness
(Verses 1-3, then Refrain)
MEDITATION Pastor Stephen Kellough
THE ANCHOR OF HOPE
Hebrews 6:19; 10:23
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
HYMN (insert) Amazing Grace
PRESENTATION OF FLAG
Officiating at the service today:
Pastor Stephen Kellough
Doug Zimmer, Organist
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun,
we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when we’d first begun.
Walter Scott (Scotty) Kenton II
August 4, 1925 – February 3, 2022
Scotty was the beloved husband of Agnes Hutton Kenton for 73 years
and father to Catherine Herzberg (Steve), Rebecca Kenton (Steve
Kent), Walter Scott Kenton III (Nancy), and Craig Miles Kenton. He
was grandfather to Eric, Kyle and Ryan Herzberg, Drew and Scott
Selim, and Carli Kenton and Lyndsey Kenton Ruehle; he had 14 great
He was born August 4, 1925, in Norborne, MO, graduated from
Gordon Military College in Barnesville, GA, and enlisted in the
Marines at 17 years of age. After military service Scotty, an Eagle
Scout, was an executive for Boy Scouts of America serving scouting
councils in Denver, CO, Emporia, KS, Colorado Springs, CO, and
Cedar Rapids, IA. He transitioned into the BSA Supply Division
which brought him and Agnes to Chicago where he completed his
career after 32 years. Scotty served in the Army Reserves for over 20
years achieving the rank of sergeant major. In his career, he was with
units in each location that BSA took him, he was affiliated with
Special Forces, and became army airborne qualified attending jump
school at Ft. Benning, GA, at the age of 46.
Scotty was an avid outdoorsman. He shared his passion for hiking
and camping in Colorado and sailing the Great Lakes with his family,
and explored the Mississippi and other Midwest rivers. Several of his
solo trips were featured in Heartland Waterways. He enjoyed many
trips to the Caribbean, Cuba, and the South Pacific to scuba and
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian
Church of Wheaton, 715 N. Carlton, Wheaton, IL 60187. You may
donate online at firstpreswheaton.org/onlinegiving using the
“Memorials” fund option and putting “Scotty Kenton” in the memo,
or by mailing a check.
Immediately following the service, you are invited to Stewart Hall for
refreshments and time with the family provided by the Board of Deacons.