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Benjamin Joseph MattinglyPassing: February 6, 2024


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BLOOMINGTON – Benjamin Joseph Mattingly passed away on February 6, 2024, at his home in Bloomington, Indiana at the age of 10 months. 

Since birth, Benjamin had struggled with a rare heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. After undergoing multiple open heart surgeries and spending a lot of time at Riley Hospital for Children, he succumbed to the complications that arose from his condition. He was able to spend his final moments at home, being held in the arms of his parents, Tim Mattingly and Taylor Timbrook, who gently rocked him and soothed him with words of love and encouragement as he took his last breaths. 

During his life, Bennie grew to be a smiley, curious, and talkative little baby boy. He loved being held, watching Mickey Mouse, playing with his toys, being read to, going on walks, and playing games with his mom, dad, grandparents, and other caretakers. 

He is survived by his parents, Tim Mattingly and Taylor Timbrook. He is also survived by his grandparents, Linda Dausend, Joseph Timbrook, and Dan and Mary Mattingly. 

The family will hold a small private ceremony at home. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please send donations to Colton’s Kindness via the charity’s website: coltonskindness.com

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35 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Mary Miller | Phoenix, AZ
    Date: February 24, 2024
    You will always remain in my heart, dear Benjamin, and in my thoughts when I wake up, and in my prayers when I go to sleep at night.
  2. Guest: Martha Ramirez | Lafox IL
    Date: February 24, 2024
    To Benjamin's family.. I've been following your story since before Benjamin was born and I'm so sad you lost him. He was a beautiful baby making great progress and my heart breaks with you. He has left a legacy of strength, stamina and love and will never be forgotten. May you all be comforted by the fact that he lives in all of you forever. Thank you for sharing him with us. Martha
  3. Guest: Mary Miller | Phoenix, AZ
    Date: February 19, 2024
    I will have you in my prayers forever. You are my beautiful great grandson and I will always love you
  4. Guest: Joni Mattingly | Franklin, TN
    Date: February 18, 2024
    Timmy & Taylor, Bennie was such a beautiful baby boy with a smile that could light up a room. Even though we only saw him through pictures and video, his personality showed through like never before. He was truly loved and you could tell. There are no words to take away the grief and pain you are feeling. We can only hope and pray that the love you have for each other will give you the strength to walk through this brokenness you are feeling. We love you both and extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. Bennie will always be remembered by all of us and we will be grateful for the love and joy he brought to you two and many others around him. Love, Uncle Timmy and Aunt Joni
  5. Guest: Catie Schmit | Glendale, AZ
    Date: February 17, 2024
    Dear Taylor and Tim, As a friend of Linda, I enjoyed celebrating your love at a wedding shower and a baby shower at Linda's house. As you know, Linda shared photos and videos of Benji's life. Benji was a truly beautiful baby. And we could see he was showered with love. My heart aches for you both, for Linda, and for Tim's parents and all of the family. There were a lot of people rooting for Benji and you both! I hope your hearts will heal and you can get more joy back into your life together. Love, Catie
  6. Guest: BethAnn Hannah | PHOENIX
    Date: February 17, 2024
    We were always there praying and rooting for him! (And for you!) He was loved so much.... I'm so sorry for your loss.
  7. Guest: Gretchen Milleer | Sun Cty, Az
    Date: February 17, 2024
    Bennie had the face of an angel and now he is one. He wil always be there to watch over you and shower you with all the love you gave to him.
  8. Guest: Mary Miller | Phoenix, AZ
    Date: February 17, 2024
    You were a sweet little.baby. I had a photo of you on my phone and would talk to you every day, and I told you, dear sweet great grandson, how much I loved you.
  9. Guest: Dawn Arbeiter | Greenfield
    Date: February 17, 2024
    I am sorry for the loss of your son, Benji. He will forever be in my heart.
  10. Guest: Gail Perry | Rio Verde, AZ
    Date: February 17, 2024
    Oh Bennie, your brought such joy to so many. I will always carry you and your family in my heart.
  11. Guest: Jodi Watkins | Martinsville, IN
    Date: February 15, 2024
    Tim and Taylor, my heart is broken for you with the loss of Bennie. Continued prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
  12. Guest: Rachel Boyd | Martinsville, IN
    Date: February 15, 2024
    Tim, I am deeply sorry for your loss! My heart aches for you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Bennie was blessed to have such loving parents!
  13. Guest: Amy Purkey | Martinsville, IN
    Date: February 15, 2024
    Tim, my heart aches for you and your family. I'm so sorry. Lifting you all up in my prayers during this difficult time. May love be what you remember most.
  14. Guest: Bobby Payne | Martinsville, Indiana
    Date: February 15, 2024
    I’m so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you. Bobby Payne
  15. Guest: Leah Armstrong | Martinsville
    Date: February 15, 2024
    I am very sorry to hear about your heartbreaking loss. I hope you find comfort in the memories of your sweet Bennie. Leah Armstrong
  16. Guest: Lisa O'Neal | Martinsville
    Date: February 15, 2024
    We are so sorry to hear this news. We are praying for you and your family and send our sincere condolences. Heather, Jayne and Lisa Guidance
  17. Guest: Mike Lanam | Martinsville, IN
    Date: February 15, 2024
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
  18. Guest: Bobby Payne | Martinsville
    Date: February 15, 2024
    I'm so sorry for you and your families' loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Bobby Payne
  19. Guest: Kay Conner | Bedford IN
    Date: February 11, 2024
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You made precious memories with Benjamin that will always be with you. I support Colton's Kindness and will continue to do so in memory of your son. God bless you!!
  20. Guest: Joy Bogus | Esquipulas, Costa Rica
    Date: February 11, 2024
    Taylor, Tim, Joe & all family, my heart broke when I read about Bennie's passing. I can tell from the adorable picture he knew he was well loved. Please know even though I am far away, my thoughts and prayers are surrounding you.
  21. Guest: Cathy Blackwell | Williams, IN 47470
    Date: February 10, 2024
    So sorry about the loss of Benjamin. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayer.
  22. Guest: Jill morse | Bedford, IN
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Such a beautiful child. I am so sorry for your loss and can’t imagine the magnitude of your pain. What wonderful parents and loved ones he had to give him the most loving, caring Earthly life. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you the comfort only He can. Thinking of you and sending prayers. 🙏🙏❤❤
  23. Guest: Tory Salvador (Vanessa's friend) | Washington, DC
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Sending my love as a friend-in-law ❤ I'm so very sorry for your loss. We may have never met, but I know without a doubt that Bennie was lucky to have you as his family. Wishing you comfort and rest.
  24. Guest: Don & Sherry Elgin | Campbellsburg, IN
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Taylor, Tim & all family you are in our hearts & prayers. Our hearts are broken for you. Hold your memories close & our heavenly father’s promises that you will be wit Bennie again. 💔🙏🏻❤
  25. Guest: Mike and Patti Wyatt | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 10, 2024
    We can only imagine the depth of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your extended family. May you feel the loving warmth of the Lord's blessed arms.
  26. Guest: Robin Guthrie | Williams IN
    Date: February 9, 2024
    Tim and Taylor it has truly been an honor to have loved and cared for Bennie. He absolutely adored you both. You are amazing parents and Bennie was so lucky to have had you. I know our loss is heavens gain. Thanks for letting me watch him. ❤
  27. Guest: Ronda Taflinger | Bedford, IN
    Date: February 9, 2024
    My heart is broken for all of you. May God comfort you as only HE can. Eddie, Phillip and I send our condolences and will keep you all in our prayers.
  28. Guest: Cheryl (White)Highland | Alpharetta, Ga
    Date: February 9, 2024
    Joe, you Taylor and Tim are in my thoughts and prayers. There are just no words to tell you how sorry that I am. God granted this precious little angel a wonderful family while he was here on earth. May he rest peacefully now in his presence . May he wrap his arms around all of you and give you the comfort that you need. Love you dear friend, Cheryl
  29. Guest: Annette Dobler | Louisville, Ky
    Date: February 8, 2024
    Oh those lovable cheeks; I will miss seeing pictures of him. I cannot know the sorrow and loss you must feel losing Bennie. I only know I hurt for you both, Taylor ‘n Timmy, and the rest of the family. You had many challenges this past year and worked together so well as a team. Bennie was blessed to have such wonderful parents, grandparents, and aunt & uncle. May your fond memories of Bennie give you peace during this difficult time.
  30. Guest: Sam and Kristen Brewer | Louisville, Kentucky
    Date: February 8, 2024
    Timmy and Taylor, We are so heartbroken for the loss of your sweet Bennie. There are no words that can express how sorry we are. We are praying for you as you grieve. We wish we could have met him at Christmas. We know he was so special and loved by you both. You were amazing, dedicated, loving parents and he was blessed to have you both. We love you. Sam and Kristen
  31. Guest: Regina Siefert | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: February 8, 2024
    Our hearts break for you. May God’s arms hold you in this painful time
  32. Guest: Beth Terry | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 8, 2024
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.
  33. Guest: Barb and Bill Hartman | Batesville, Indiana
    Date: February 8, 2024
    We cannot possibly know the depths of your loss. We simply offer our heartfelt sympathies for you and your family. We will continue to hold you in our daily prayers. Know that you are surrounded by love and prayers. Rest in peace, sweet Baby Benjamin. 🙏🏼💙
  34. Guest: Susan Gales | Bedford IN
    Date: February 8, 2024
    Such a precious, beautiful boy who fought valiantly!! He was blessed to have been given his wonderful, loving earthly family, even for such a short time. May the arms of Jesus that now hold Bennie, hold you also as you grieve your tremendous loss. Know that you are all loved. ❤❤
  35. Guest: Janet I Noe | Mitchell
    Date: February 8, 2024
    Joe and family, What a precious little fella. So sad for all of you at this time. Charlie and I send our sympathy and love to you all.💔.