Kenneth Matthew Chesonis

February 11, 1929 - May 25, 2008

02/11/1929 - 05/25/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday May 28, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Service
Thursday May 29, 2008
10:30 am
First Presbyterian Church
4100 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-2800 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions

Kenneth Matthew Chesonis, 79, of Barton Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Died May 25, 2008, in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born February 11, 1929 in Tiltonsville, Ohio, a son of the late Matthew P. and Julia Haranzo Chesonis.
Kenneth was a former payroll supervisor for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry Plant and former owner of Chesonis Bookkeeping and Tax Service of Martins Ferry.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Clairsville; a Marine veteran of WWII; an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW.
Surviving are his wife, Marty Barnhouse Chesonis; eleven children; Cindy Rick Keiffer, Jack Chesonis, Mike Melissa Chesonis, Theresa Harvey, Matthew P. Chesonis, II, Joe Shannon Chesonis, Doug Patty Barnhouse, Rick Jana Barnhouse, Scott Barnhouse, Leigh Ann Carey Carver and Mike Elana Barnhouse; twenty-six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2008, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
His memorial service will be held Thursday at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, St. Clairsville, with Reverend Homer Harden officiating.
The Belmont County Council of the VFW will conduct military funeral rites following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

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J.B. Wilson
8 years ago

Chesonis Family,

My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Melissa Cole Beasley
8 years ago

Dear Cindy, Jack, Matt, Theresa and Joe,

How the memories come flooding back, as if they were yesterday! Each of you, Aunt Marge and Uncle Kenney, were such a huge part of my childhood. It was all good!Losing and burying a parent quickly reminds us of our own passing years does it not? I love you and think of you often and have been able to reconnect in small ways with Matt’s reaching out across the miles. Thanks Matt! I will continue to pray for each of you especially over these next very difficult days. What age and time and Life and Faith have given me is the assurance that Uncle Kenney is indeed in heaven in peace that surpasses all of our understanding. I hope you too find comfort in knowing this. Love, Melissa

Candy Wilson
8 years ago

Dear Joe, Shannon and Family, I am so so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.. You all are like family to me.. God Bless You All. Love and prayers, Candy W.

Tina Hayes
8 years ago

Dear Marty,

I am so sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. He always made me laugh and smile. From the first time I met him, I felt like I knew him for years. He had that way about him, so genuine. He was a very special man and I always looked forward to seeing you guys when you were in Florida. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He will always be with you.

Tina Hayes
8 years ago

Dear Matt,

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. When I saw your email come through with the subject Dad, my heart jumped. Are they coming to Florida- I thought. No one can say the right words, it is so hard losing a parent. Your Dad was such an amazing man and I was very lucky to have known him. I loved to see him and Marty when they came to Florida or me calling them after they got back to Ohio because I missed them and he let me give him a hard time! He is always going to be a part of you and Chase. God needed another Angel and He got that with your Dad. Thank you for bringing him into my life. If you need anything at all, please let me know. Love you.

Terry & Lori Misenhelder Ackerman
8 years ago

Dear Matt, Joe & families:

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your dad was a very kind & generous man. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you strength & comfort. There is nothing harder than loosing a parent, but he is safe in God’s hands.

Matthew P Chesonis Ii
8 years ago

I Love You Dad. I will miss you always.

Sue and Ryan Marling
8 years ago

I truely am sorry about your loss. Losing a loved on is never easy. He was a great man and always had a kind word for everyone. He will surely be missed. I am so sorry that I can not be there in person but your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick Barnhouse
8 years ago

Kenny, you will be missed. Thank you for taking care of my Mom/Grandma for the past 10 years!

Rick, Jana, Leah and Aaron

Anne Neely-Beck
8 years ago

Marty and Family.

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.

Anne and James Beck

gerrie
8 years ago

MARTY AND FAMILY. I DO NOT KNOW ANY OF YOU BUT YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. KENNY WAS SUCH A GREAT PERSON.NEVER HEARD HIM EVER PUT ANYBODY DOWN. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM IN THIS WORLD. HE IS AT PEACE NOW. SORRY FOR YOUR FAMILY TO HAVE TO LOSE SUCH A GREAT MAN. GERRIE

Isaac Manzo
8 years ago

Matt, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cassi Clarke
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Jeannine Timko
8 years ago

Theresa, I was sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I was thinking I just saw you at the confirmation at St. John’s a few weeks back. Please know that many people are thinking of your family at this time and keeping all of you in their thoughts.

charles j chesonis
8 years ago

To my earthly father. I love you and one day i’ll see you again.I will miss our talks while i was traveling.Say hello to everyone we know.Tell our heavenly that it’s ok that he needed you. I understand.Bye dad i love you

Jack

Randy Webb
8 years ago

To the Chesonis, Barnhouse and Extended Families,

I am very sad to hear of Mr. C’s passing. For most of my high school and college years, the Chesonis house was my second home. I could always get a game of cards, a bologna sandwich and a spirited conversation any time that I was there. I could always hear Mr. C’s voice above everyone else yelling for Mike and me at our meets. He always had a smile, a handshake or a hug for you, but never hesitated to get into your backside if you misbehaved whether you were a Chesonis or not, which is why I respected him so much. Mr. C will be missed for sure. Please accept my deepest sympathies and pass them on throughout the families. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Love,

Randy Webb

Member of the Extended Chesonis Family

Sheila Teckenbrock
8 years ago

To the family. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you on Mr. Chesonis’s Homegoing.