WOOSTER Paula Ann Chenevey, 57, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Ohio s Hospice LifeCare from complications of breast cancer.
She was born May 29, 1964 in Wooster the daughter of Melvin and Joyce Schafer Chenevey. She married Arthur Art Chenevey on Januar5y 1, 2005. He survives.
She was a Massage Therapist, and a Reike Master. Paula was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County. She was an Activist for the Affordable Care Act, reading, was an activist for social justice and political activism and was a great support to other women fighting breast cancer.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Art, are her children Noah (Emily Speelman) Klenovich, Mischa (Kendra VanZile) Klenovich, Mariah (Justin Isaac) Klenovich and Isaiah (Courtney Holmes) Klenovich all of Wooster; grandchildren Phoenix Klenovich and Evelyn VanZile; siblings Jeanne (Michael) Keenan of Westerville, Vickie Chenevey of Long Beach, CA, Joseph Joe (Carol) Chenevey of Wooster, Connie (Mitchell) Wile of PA and Mark Chenevey of Long Beach, CA: her first husband George Klenovich of Wooster and special friends Jennifer Neely, Deb Conley and Laura Newberry-Yoklay all of Wooster.
She was pre ceded in death by her parents and a sister Judy Chenevey.
There will be no calling hours. Private family services will be held with Rev. Brooke Winkler, Rev. Dr. V. Elaine Strawn and Rev. Walter Clark officiating.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ohio s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Planned Parenthood of Wayne Co., 334 E. Milltown Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Planned Parenthood of Wayne Co., 334 E. Milltown Rd., Woosster, OH 44691
Private family services
No calling hours
We are so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. She was such a kind and thoughtful spirit. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.
My dear friend- how I will miss you. The world is less kind today. You were one of the best people I’ve ever met- I hate that the reason we met was the thing that took you. Fly high sweet friend.
My heart breaks for Paula’s family. She was one of the bravest woman I have ever met, a warrior. Prayers of comfort now & in the upcoming
days, months, & years. She was loved by many.
We are so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve. May she Rest In Peace. Andrea and Mark Russell
Art and families
My sincere prayers for you. Paula’s going home is a big loss for all of us. We will have to savor all the memories of all the good she was for us!
Paula, words cannot express the impact you had on my life. The world will not be the same without you in.
We are truly sorry to hear of your loss .
Please accept my thoughts and prayers as you live through this difficult time. Paula was a neighborhood friend and my college roommate. I hope your memories of her are as great as mine! She truly was a special person.
Dear Art, Jeanne and family, you are in my heart. Paula was a kind and gentle woman and an an inspiration. I am better for having met her. Rest in peace, Paula.
I’m so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. Paula and I became good friends while working at Greenleaf and even though we only ran into each other a handful of times since then, it was as if no time had passed since the last and we would chat up a storm. She was always so kind and funny and will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. RIP Paula.
Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.
Dear Jeanne, Joe, Vikki, Connie and Mark. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Sweet, loving, brave Sister. And to her Husband Art, God Bless you with great memories. To her children who she loved so much, may you find peace knowing her love will always be with you. I always loved seeing Paula at the Chenevey Reunion, watching her laugh and enjoy all the Family Moments. She will be missed. RIP Paula.
My sympathies to her family and friends in the loss of so bright a Light! Irreplaceable, unforgettable, who used her time wisely to make our community and world a better place.
Dear Paula’s Family. Oh, no! We all thought that Paula would somehow keep living!
I met her, when she joined Mary Nicholls’ Thursday morning Yoga class, probably in 2008, and a lot of us would stay for eating our sack lunches afterwards and talking about the 2008 Presidential Election coming up, etc, etc.
Paula was always so positive and kind, as you all know.
When she got cancer the first time, she missed a lot of yoga, and it was never the same.
When I’d run into her somewhere, she’d tell me about how she was in remission, or not.
Then she did that Bus thing, with the fight to get the Affordable Care act passed. And she went to DC and gave a long talk in front of Congress, with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer standing behind her. She felt rotten, but she went there and touched everyone there, in her special Paula way. I’ve always thought that Paula making that trip and speech is why we finally got Obamacare!
And she spoke at at least one rally on the Square in Wooster, too. She lived her life to the fullest every day, and lived long past Emily and Noah’s beautiful wedding, too!
I don’t know most of you, but I know we all are full of tears right now, because she finally had to go. I know she is a special Angel now, a lot more powerful than ever!
She won’t rest. She will do wonderful things always! Just like she always did, no matter what! When you think she’s with you, you’re right! Love to you all, Susi <3
She was a wonderful spirit of life and I feel so lucky to call her my friend. So gifted, loving and feisty. My heart is with all who loved her too. My prayers are with her family. I can never forget you, Paula. Her bright light will continue through Noah, Misha, Mariah and Isaiah.
The world will never be the same because of the beautiful difference one life has made.
Sincere condolences to Paula’s family. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace.
So sorry to hear about Paula
She always had a smile and a positive attitude!
Very Creative and Fun
Prayers to all
I couldn’t believe hearing about Paula as the last time we spoke was not that long ago at Healthpoint. She said she was feeling better and looked like she was improving. What a sad surprise..
Art, you are definitely in my prayers and I send you love and light.
Paula will always be remembered for the beautiful soul she was – another earth Angel. I’m so grateful to have had her as a friend.
Paula was my first cousin. Kind strong and beautiful, I really admired and loved her. I am so sad to hear of her passing and pray for your comfort and peace as you mourn her. Phil 4:7 “May the peace of God which transcends all understanding guard your hearts and minds as you trust in Jesus.”
How sad to hear of the passing of my Niece Paula and the cousin of my Family….Mary, Patrick, David, Kevin and Tim.
You are all in our prayers and thoughts and wishes that we could have been together more often but Canada is a long trip.
God Bless all of you. Sending love and remembering the good times.
What heartbreaking news. Paula was a beautiful spirit and surely will be missed by everyone who knew here. So many warm comments must be a comfort to you all.
Paula was the sweetest and most caring person I’ve ever known, always upbeat and filled with light. She will be greatly missed by many.
Paula was a shining light and the kindest lady that I’ve ever known. Love to all the family and Paula live forever in all oyr hearts.
I can’t even imagine the immense pain that you are all feeling right now, but I hope that each day that passes will ease it a little more.
Thoughts and prayers at this sad time. My sympathy to all her family. I know she’s been fighting to live for a long time. Rest in peace, Paula
We will miss you, Raffaela and Karin
RIP cuz…you were sweet, smart, tough, kind, funny, driven, one of a kind! I will never forget all the good times we had as kids at your house, and at the family reunions. I will never forget your laugh! You will be missed by so many. Prayers for comfort and peace to your siblings, kids, husband and friends and family. Love you Paula…love to you all!
Our hearts break for Paulas children and husband. May your loving memories, your family and friends, help ease your pain and sorrow.
Mariah, I am here for you my friend.
Love, Jarah & Family
Paula’s parents Melvin and Joyce were customers on my paper route from 1957 to 1963. They were a kind couple with loving children. Paula was born after I moved on to other employment; however, I’m not surprised that she too became loved and cherished by so many. My condolences to her surviving family.
So heartbroken to read this today. Words just don’t describe how big of an impact Paula had on every person she came in contact with, especially me. I met her in desperate need of a massage. Not only did she help me heal but she encouraged me to pursue my dream with massage and was my mentor. Her family was everything to her. She enriched every client she touched. Her skills were on point. I hope Art and her children know how much love people have for her. I also hope you guys find peace and comfort. I will never forget her and I thank God for putting her in my life. She fought hard and I hope she is finally at peace and out of pain. Until we meet again my friend.. ❤️
We went through massage therapy training together. It’s been years since our paths crossed, but I remember her kindness, she was genuine, and she made people feel like they mattered. She often spoke about her children. I’m so sorry she had to leave Earth side so young. Those closest to her must feel a profound loss. God Bless.
I first met Paula, when she brought her kids to the library/storytime. She then became my massage therapist for years, until she was no longer physically able to work. I was in awe of Paula’s courage, her commitment to social justice issues and the love and care she had for family and beyond spoke volumes. I always enjoyed sharing my homemade bread and jam during the holidays. I will always remember Paula as a gentle and caring light to others. Sending prayers and peace to the family.