December 7, 1997 -- March 12, 2013

Benjamin "Benji" Ross Eash, 15, of Middlebury, died at 7:30 am, central time,
on Tuesday, March 12, at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.  He was
born on December 7, 1997 in Goshen, to Allen and Cindy (Troyer) Eash. He
was born with Cystic Fibrosis but was able to enjoy his first six years of life in
good health. He had struggled for the past nine years with health
complications and had been in more rapid declining health since May of 2012.
Surviving along with his parents are three brothers, Aaron Eash of Goshen,
Tyler and Cory Eash both at home; grandparents, Harley & Betty Troyer of
Goshen; and grandmother, Wilma Eash of Shipshewana. He was preceded in
death by his grandparents, Cornelius & Ruth Eash. Benji was a freshman at
Clinton Christian School where he played on the basketball team and was a
sports fan especially enjoying the Colts. Benji loved spending time with his
family. During his hospital stays he enjoyed reading, watching ESPN and the
food channel and in his final days being read and sang to by his mother. For
more details on his journey through this illness you can go to: caringbridge.
org/in/benji. Visitation will be both Friday March 15, and Saturday, March 16
from 2:00 - 4:00 pm 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Siloam Fellowship, Goshen. There will
also be one hour of viewing prior to the 2:00 pm memorial service on Sunday
March 17, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.  Services will be
conducted by Pastors Walt Morton and Gene Troyer. Burial will be in Miller
Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Clinton Christian School
Education Endowment Fund.  

                                          Current Online Condolences
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You are in my thoughts and prayers.  The journey has been long and difficult.  
“True joy is not the absence of pain but the sanctifying presence of the Lord
in the midst of pain”  May the love of friends and family give you comfort and
the love of God bring you peace.
From:  Margaret  (Mrs. Norman) Kauffman from Montana
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Dear family.... My heart and many others...pour out their sorrow and love for you grieve the loss of your precious young man. We also lift up our
voices in praise to an amazing God who loved us first and brings us to our
own. This life is not all there is...we await a very sweet sweet reunion with
those we have loved grateful. Our hearts burn and ache...but with
gratitude we find comfort in these precious precious promises.
From:  Gwen Siert Wrich
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I pray God wraps you in His caring arms.... love you guys.
From:  Carol LaPlante Miller
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Dear Friends, Our hearts are hurting for you since we heard of Benji’s
passing. We have been praying and will continue to pray for you. With

loving hugs,
From:  Will and Sue Schieler

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Cindy and family, Our prayers have been with you as we’ve followed your
journey through Caring Bridge.  We have praised God for his goodness . . .
and wept with you through the low times. We don’t understand the ways of
God . . . but know that God will carry you gently through this, as He carried
you through the years of Benji’s illness. We will continue to pray for you as
you go on moment by moment.
From:  Terrill & Cindy Yoder
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  May you find
peace in remembering the joy Benji brought into your lives these short 15
From:  Stan & Alma Farmwald
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Dear Allen, Cindy and Boys,
What a deep loss I felt when I arrived at the hospital the day after Benji got his
promotion to Gods’ House! What a privilege to get to know Benji, witness his
love for life and our Lord, and to get to know your family.  I am so sorry for
your loss!  I am so thankful for your faith! May God continue to draw your
precious family closer to Himself.  With deepest sorrow.  
From:  Chaplain Lew Kimmel /St Louis Children’s Hospital

Benjamin "Benji" Ross Eash