Shirley Rae Benak

Shirley Rae Benak

September 6, 1945 ~ March 3, 2022

Age 76

Preceded in death by her parents John & Hazel DeGeorge.

Survived by her husband of 57 years Joe; children Joe Benak (Dana), Tari Blankman (Steve), Debbie Blair, Mike Benak (Diane); 10 grandchildren; sisters Sherry Koubsky (Don), Vickie Trapp (Ron), Jody DeGeorge; many nieces & nephews.

Visitation: Monday, March 7, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 8, 11:00 a.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel

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Memorials to be directed by the family.



  • Cichacki Family Posted March 4, 2022 8:57 am

    We love you Aunt Shirley, we will miss you. You are at peace now and not suffering, you will be missed by many, but we will always remember you and your beautiful smile.

    • Tari Blankman Posted March 6, 2022 10:18 pm

      Thank you Ashley! ❤️

  • Jill Cichacki Posted March 4, 2022 9:51 am

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. May your family find peace and know she is pain free now. Bless all of her family. Love Jill , Opal, Elias and Juliette Cichacki

    • Tati Blankman Posted March 6, 2022 10:19 pm

      Thank you Cichacki family ❤️

  • Eric Golden Posted March 4, 2022 4:22 pm

    Aunt Shirley your smile is going to be missed. From my family, we love you & may you rest in Heaven & we know that you’re no longer in pain or suffering.

    • Tati Blankman Posted March 6, 2022 10:20 pm

      Thank you Eric

  • MaryLou DeGeorge Posted March 5, 2022 8:48 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Shirley I will always remember Shirley she always had a smile on her face My Prayers are with Her and her Family

    • Tari Blankman Posted March 6, 2022 10:22 pm

      Thank you MaryLou , appreciate it!

  • Carol (Plambeck),Maly Posted March 6, 2022 7:31 pm

    Going to miss that girl. So so

  • Carol (Plambeck),Maly Posted March 6, 2022 7:31 pm

    Going to miss that girl. So sorry

    • Tari Blankman (daughter) Posted March 14, 2022 7:43 pm

      Thank you Carol, so will we.

  • Patricia Flanagan Posted March 7, 2022 5:35 pm

    Sending sincere condolences to Shirley’s family. My son, Sean and I met Shirley through attendance at St. Mary’s Church, frequently sitting near each other and eventually introducing ourselves (I think that was at Walgreen’s where we were each shopping). She was always friendly and caring. May she rest in peace.

    • Tari Blankman (daughter) Posted March 14, 2022 7:45 pm

      Thank you Patricia, appreciate you sharing this.

  • Colette Coschka Posted March 7, 2022 7:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you all. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen each other. But I have very fond memories of your whole family. I love you all. Know you are all in my prayers especially at this most sorrowful time

  • John and Heather Lord Posted March 8, 2022 11:19 am

    So sad to see you go Aunt Shirley, from the Golden- Lord family, you will be always missed. Love you, rest in heaven, we will all be there to see you someday…

    • Tari Blankman Posted March 9, 2022 1:42 am

      We will all be together again.
      In Jesus Name
      Shirley’s Daughter

  • Heather Lord Posted March 8, 2022 12:03 pm

    Aunt Shirley you always were so happy to see me and John , you will be missed so glad your not in pain anymore.
    Love John and Heather Lord

  • Mary Plouff Posted March 8, 2022 2:13 pm

    Cousin Shirley, you were such a good, sweet, caring woman. When we visited in 2016, it was like we started right where we left off, back in 1979! You loved family so much and truly carried with you the real spirit of what being part of a family meant. Thank you for your love, time and joy. We will all miss you so much. Love and prayers to your beautiful family, I am so sorry for your loss. We all take comfort, knowing she is happy, healthy and enjoying heaven so much!

    • TARI BLANKMAN Posted March 9, 2022 1:40 am

      Thank you very much for the sentiments. My mom was so special!
      Tari Blankman
      -daughter of Shirley

  • Fred Rist Posted March 12, 2022 2:08 pm

    Worked with Shirley at Wellington, so much fun together. Sorry about her passing, God Bless

    • Tari Blankman (daughter) Posted March 14, 2022 7:43 pm

      Thank you Fred appreciate your sentiments.

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