Dale Chenault, 74

Dale M. Chenault, 74, Wellsville, died Saturday, Feb. 15, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Sept. 12, 1939, in Saline Township, the son of the late Marion and Hazel E. (Nightingale) Chenault.

Dale graduated from Wellsville High School in 1958 and attended Kent State University East Liverpool campus. He served in the United States Army. He was previously employed at Smith’s Auto Speed Shop, National Church Supply, and Crucible Steel. He also worked as a water well driller, installer of insulation, and for 20 years in the maintenance department at Ohio Edison Sammis Plant. Most recently, he was the owner of Lasting Moments Photography Studio. Dale was a member of Triangle Photography Association, VFW Post 5647, Toronto American Legion, Wellsville Revitalization Committee, Steel Valley Barbershop Chorus in Steubenville, and Highstackers Club. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Steubenville.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene (Smerick) Chenault, whom he married Sept. 13, 1963; one daughter: Diane Lynn McDevitt and her husband, Steven, Columbiana, Ohio; one son: Stephen Dale Chenault and his wife, Brenda, Wellsville, Ohio; one brother: Michael Chenault and his wife, Renee, Roann; and three granddaughters: Emily and Elizabeth Chenault, and Anastasia McDevitt. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Danielle Miller and children, Gage and Alia, Heather Chenault (Jeremy Stephans) and children Turner, Stella, and Mosby, Patrice Chenault and son Declan, and Michael Jay Chenault (Ellie) and son Landon.

Funeral services were held Feb. 19, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 133 Lovers Lane in Steubenville, with Rev. David McCloskey of the church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas  66675 or St. Mark Lutheran Church, 133 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, OH  43952.

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Posted on 2014 Feb 21