Stella Faye Chennault

December 25, 1945 - February 15, 2021

Stella Chennault of Leonard, Texas passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Stella Fay Petty Chennault was born in Temple, Texas on December 25, 1945 to Raymond and Katy Frazier Petty. She was the youngest of ten children and she always said her parents saved the best for last. Stella married the love of her life, Jerry Chennault, on May 23, 1963, in Ladonia, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Stella loved people and everyone loved her.  She especially loved her family.

Stella was hardworking and was employed at several different places, to name a few Southwest Pump, Texas Department of Human Services and Texoma Council of Governments. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies including going shopping, caring for all her animals, growing flowers, working in the yard, and going to Choctaw. 

Stella is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jerry Chennault, daughter, Lisa Chennault, son Jason Chennault and wife Tammy all of Leonard; grandchildren Asa Grounds, Kacey Williams and husband Clayton, and Kerby Chennault. Brother Slick Petty and wife Linda; two sisters Jennie Janes and Janie Lamb. Brother in law, Dale Chennault and wife Brenda. Stella was predeceased by her parents and six siblings. 

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 1:00 PM Grove Hill Cemetery, Leonard, Texas. Charles Wrenn will officiate. 

If desired, memorials may be made to Grove Hill Cemetery, P. O. Box 564, Leonard, Texas 75452.



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Rest In Peace Stella. See you later Mary Hilliard, February 21, 2021 I didn’t know Stella personally, but I do know Jason, Tammy, Kacey and Kerbi. Praying for them, Jerry and the rest of family and friends. Love y’all Stevie Taylor, February 19, 2021 I knew Stella when she worked at the TX Dept. of H.S.-----she was always a friendly, happy person with a funny story to tell----she really wanted to win that Texas Lottery---she definitely brightened the day!!! Susy Meehan, February 18, 2021 My thoughts and prayers to all the family ... Stella was a ray of sunshine during the days at Southwest Pump ...I’m am sure all of the “Southwest Pump family “ join the family in remembrance of all the great times that we shared when Stella was around . She will truly be missed . May God bless and comfort the family . Jimmy Owens , February 18, 2021 It is with a heavy heart and all our sympathies that we send your family love. We know Stella was private about being so very sick. She and I talked a few times. I wish it had been more. Stella was a Dear friend and Co-worker. All our love. Donna and David McBroom Donna McBroom, February 17, 2021 Always enjoyed talking to Stella. Sorry for your lose. Judy Parfait, February 17, 2021 We are so very sorry for your loss! Stella was always very nice to us and so sweet when we were around! I know she will be missed by you all. You will be in our thought and prayers! Deanna Fournier, February 17, 2021 Stella was a true wonderful woman. She made me feel at home when I joined TDPS back in 1999. I will always remember how happy and cheerful she always was every day. She always made me smile! God gained a true angel! Crystal Wrape, February 17, 2021 So sorry for your loss. She was the kindest lady.. Beautiful inside and out. Claudette Griffin, February 17, 2021 We are so sorry for your loss. Stella was always so friendly! We care! Gene and Brenda Fox Brenda Fox, February 17, 2021 I am so sorry to hear about Stella. I have known Stella for over a decade. She helped so many seniors with Medicare and Medicaid through Texas Health and Human Services. Stella touched so many lives of people in Fannin County. She was a dear friend and will be missed. Roy Franks, February 17, 2021 Love you Aunt Stella. Leland Brian Petty, February 17, 2021