Janovua Chenault, 76, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020.
She was born March 13, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late James Bruce and Arley (Boyd) Stewart.
Jan graduated from Powell County High School in Stanton, Kentucky, before relocating to Dearborn County, Indiana with her husband, Trulan M. Chenault, Sr., in the spring of 1965. Jan initially worked as a Bell Hop at the local Frisch’s drive-in, later at KFC, then retired after 12 years as a QMA at Shady Nook Nursing Home. Jan enjoyed baking cakes and spent some time making wedding cakes and selling special occasion cakes. Jan became a member of the Aurora Church of Christ on March 5, 1972. Jan was in service to her community through her employment and role as a parent in the Lawrenceburg Community Schools for many years. She spent a series of years coordinating help for Greendale Middle School carnivals. She also spent many years as a Vacation Bible School volunteer. She was known for her great hospitality. Jan loved her family dearly, and she cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her loving husband, Trulan, of 56 years, Jan is survived by her children, Clara (Norm) Mounts of Aurora, IN, Jill (Tony) Alvord of Greer, SC, Trulan (Michelle) Chenault of Greendale, IN, and Anita (Mike) Reckers of Milan, IN; step-daughter Cindy (Jerry) Buuck of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Amanda Mounts, Jesse Mounts (Destiny Thomas), Chris (Beth) Mounts, Jaqueline (Ryan) Dixon, Kayla Hunter, Jennifer (Jonathan) Wynn, Ashley Chenault, Jonathon Mealor (Brianna Johnson), Jacob Mealor (Ashley Henson), Sarah Reckers, and Elizabeth Reckers; step-grandchildren, Bonnie Buuck, Melissa (Michael) Cundiff, Hayley Buuck (Steven Bartkiewicz), Regina Reckers (Troy Gehrhart), and Shannon Reckers; 13 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Jerelene Lacy of Stanton, KY; two brothers, Albergine (Helen) Stewart, Peculiar, MO, and Alvinith Stewart; and several nieces and nephews.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Olmen Stewart and Aulden Stewart.
Friends will be received Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Aurora Church of Christ, 814 Sunnyside Av., Aurora, Indiana, 47001.
Services will be held at the church on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:00 am with Brother Lynn White officiating.
Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.
Contributions may be made to the Aurora Church of Christ or Loving Hearts Hospice of Bright. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.
Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.
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