Rita Elaine Benes (nee Hollmann), 67, passed away April 8, 2017, after a two-and-a-half year fight with cancer. She was a proud native of Loretto, Tennessee, a graduate of Loretto High School, and a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Loretto.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Michael W. Benes; and children Brian (Christine), Russell (Cara), Michael (Anna), and Kristen (Rob) Tucker. She was the proud grandmother of Will, Justin, Bridget, Julianna, Andrew, Ellie, Adrianna, Emily, and Kyrianna. She was the beloved daughter of the late Christian J. and late Rita K. Hollmann. She was the loving sister of Mary Ann (David)Ihrie, Joe (Clara), Bud, Therese, John, Daniel, Lorrie (Jennings) Holt, and Elizabeth (Donald) Hutchings. She was the cherished aunt of dozens of nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held tomorrow, April 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Loretto. The funeral mass will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Reverend Luckas Arulappa officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Loretto.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 5300 S. Natoma Ave. Chicago, IL 60638. Please indicate the Michael & Rita E. Benes Family Endowment with any donations.
Loretto Memorial Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.