Cheryl Benyi

1950 - 2021


Cheryl Ann Benyi, age 71, passed away after a brave and courageous battle with cancer in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones on March 29th, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, David Benyi; children, Ryan Benyi (Bree Stephany) and Arin Sheeler (Scott Sheeler); grandchildren, Elijah, Abigail, and Micah Sheeler and Julian Benyi; grand-dog, Sophia; sister, Chris Burke (Andy Sylvia). She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Louise Burke.

Cheryl leaves behind a legacy of extraordinary measure. She was a kind, giving, selfless and generous wife, mother, Gana, daughter, sister and dear friend to many. Her adventurous nature took her to many unique and beautiful places around the world. She delighted in tending to her vegetable and flower gardens and backyard ponds, enjoyed a round of golf, a hike in the woods, kayaking and playing with her grandchildren. She was honored with the title of State of Ohio Outdoor Woman of the Year in her younger years and spent her career as a Special Education teacher in the Columbus Public School system.  Due to the Covid pandemic, Cheryl’s family will hold a private service.  A Celebration of Cheryl’s life will be announced later this summer. 

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Cheryl's memory to the James Cancer Research Hospital.



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Marysue Fitzsimmons

April 14, 2021 2:19 PM

With loving memories of Cheryl
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Gary & Janél Meszaros

April 5, 2021 6:28 PM

Dave and family - 

We offer our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear wife, mother, and grandmother.  We pray for your quick healing and know she will always be remembered.  We were certainly blessed to have crossed paths with Cheryl in our lifetime.  May peace be with you.  Our love - 

Annamary E Wilson

April 3, 2021 4:02 PM

Cheryl was loved by all who knew her, she will be missed.
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Mick Hause

April 3, 2021 9:22 AM

Dave and family, I am so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

Elaine & Marty Komives

April 1, 2021 2:15 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. We are praying for all the family. We are in Florida right now and heard about Cheryl through my sister, Debbie. Again, may we offer you our deepest condolences.
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