Benita Hynes

Benita Hynes (1938-2018)

On Monday, July 23, 2018, Benita E. Hynes, loving mother and grandmother, passed to eternal life at age 79.

Benita was born on November 13, 1938 in Chippewa Falls, WI to John J. and Evelyn M. (Olson) Scheidler. She was preceded in death by her sister, Claire, brother, Edward, her parents and her beloved cat, Sweety Kitty. She is survived by her brother, Brian and by her children Evelyn (David) Oja, Marquita Hynes (Brian Sweney), Stephanie Hynes (Jeff Rae) and three grandsons Troy, Randy and Timothy. She was a graduate of Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls. In June of 1959 she married William R. Hynes and they had three daughters. The couple later divorced.

Her family gave her the greatest joy in life, and she instilled in them a love of music. From singing, to playing musical instruments, to dancing, to joining marching bands, to concert-going, her family gained an appreciation for the performing arts.

Her circle of friends, family and acquaintances benefitted from her extensive Christmas baking. Some years she baked over 2,000 cookies and always mailed a few boxes to loved ones miles away.

The community benefitted from her volunteer work with the St. Vincent De Paul Society, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Kenosha County Association for Home & Community Education, Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services (she was a “Pull Tab Lady” for bingo at the Moose Club) and St. Peter’s Catholic Church, where she was a member. Moreover, she was generous in many small untold ways. Benita was employed for 25 years at Snap-On Tools.

She was an avid reader who participated in book club meetings at Kenosha’s Northside Library. The UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series was another one of her passions. And having grown up on a farm riding horses, she loved the state fair. Benita would enjoy knowing friends attend a fair this year, eat an ear of corn, along with a cream puff or two.

A Memorial Mass for Benita will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (2224 – 30th Avenue) on August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A visiation will be held on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Benita always said to give her flowers when she was alive, not when dead, the family asks you to honor her wish.


  1. Evelyn, You are in my thoughts and prayers you spent so much time with her you were a great daughter!

  2. Sending my most sincere,heartfelt condolences.
    Warmest Regards

  3. You three daughters have created beautiful memories of your mother through your adventures. I know you will cherish those special moments and keep them close in your hearts forever. Sending love your way ❤️


  5. Cheryl and Paul Rauschke July 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Marquita, Evelyn and Stephanie, We are sorry that we didn’t have the opportunity to meet your Mom. She clearly was a dynamic, vibrant and giving woman. You three represent an outstanding legacy to your Mother. Prayers and Positive energy.

  6. Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’” —Edgar Allen Poe
    You three are a testimont to your mother’s love for you all. I see it in all your smiles. My deepest sympathy to you all, may your treasure trove of beautiful memories comfort you the rest of your lives. God bless

  7. Love to Marquita & family- praying you feel lifted by the warmth & support that surrounds you. Feel strong & proud knowing what wonderful daughters you are!

  8. Francis and Kathy Kahl July 30, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Dear Evelyn Marquita and Stephanie we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Benita. There are so many years of memories of her and you girls. You were all a big part of our lives for so long. All of our love to you

  9. I met Benita at work and she was a nice lady I will always have fond memories of her for the time we worked together at snap on god bless. fred sauceda

  10. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Benita. May she Rest In Peace.

  11. Nancy Rose Slawson August 6, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Bineta. I have fond memories of her and your family.
    Warmly Nancy

  12. Sorry to hear of your mothers

  13. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to my mother Dorothy Singer. I am sure they are now laughing & having fun together again. My memories of Bonita are from the HCE style shows & meeting at Panera.

  14. So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. So many memories of her & you girls during our “coffee clutch” years. Thoughts and prayers to you & your families during this difficult time.


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