Ben Kimble Memorial Fund

This page has been set up so folks can donate electronically to the Ben Kimble Memorial Fund that is set up at 5/3 Bank.  The Ben Kimble Memorial Fund will be used  for specific scholarships/programs Ben enjoyed (i.e. Special Olympics, school scholarship fund, etc.)  and is our way of honoring his amazing light and memory.   

Our family lost our youngest son, Benjamin, Monday, March 18, 2019.  Sadly, he took his own life at the young age of 15. On the outside Ben was a bright, handsome, and funny student. He was also a phenomenal athlete; we all envied his talents. 

There is more beyond the tough outer layer many kids and parents knew.  Ben had a big heart, he bonded with kids with special needs and he didn't tolerate bullies.

As his parents we were so proud that he stood for many of the righteous traits we all aspire to. However, Ben also struggled with anxiety and depression. He was in counseling and on medication but it just wasn't enough to subside his pain. Although he had many close friends who could listen to his troubles he didn't want to burden others. It was never a burden for us.


  • David Niehaus 
    • $30 
    • 12 mos
  • David Niehaus 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
  • Michelle Horn Ackermann  
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Sydney Burkhardt  
    • $5 
    • 14 mos
  • JoAnne Kennard 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
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Patrick Kimble 
Cincinnati, OH
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