He was born on Aug. 28, 1947, in Warsaw, Ind., to Inez Marie (Galbreath) Devenney and Robert Ray Devenney. He was a 1965 graduate of Warsaw High School, he then attended Indiana Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind., graduating in 1968 with his Associates Degree. On Feb. 18, 1966, he was married to Barbara ‘Barb’ Jean Fox, who survives in Warsaw.
He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., where he has worked for 47 years up until his passing at Penguin Point Franchise Systems in Warsaw, and most recently for the past number of years he served as the Chief Operations Officer. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw where he was involved in the Stephen Ministries. He was the past chairman of the Kosciusko County American Red Cross, member of the Indiana Restaurant Association, past member of the Mizpah Shrine, and was one of the founders of the Business Alliance Education Foundation.
He is survived by a daughter: Jonelle Marie (Steven) Noble, Lansing, Mich.; one son: Brett Allan Devenney, Claypool, Ind.; and six grandchildren: Alexis, Sierra, Reagan and Olivia Devenney; Keagen and Eli Noble.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son: Robert Ray Devenney; a brother: James E. Devenney; and his sister: Sharon Lynn Scott.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m Wednesday, July 17. First United Methodist Church, 179 S. Indiana St., Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Toni Carmer and Pastor Scott Carmer. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
Memorial donations in Steve’s name may be directed to I.O.P.O. (Indiana Organ Procurement Organization), 3760 Guion Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46222; or to the American Red Cross, Kosciusko County Chapter, 320 N. Buffalo, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 and would be appreciated by his family.