Benjamin “Ben” M. Kensinger

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
51 W Broadway St.
Plymouth, OH 44865

Monday, August 8, 2022
11:00 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
51 W Broadway St.
Plymouth, OH 44865

Benjamin "Ben" Kensinger, age 91, of Plymouth, OH, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022. He was born on May 20, 1931 in Aitch, PA to George and Martha (Grove) Kensinger. Ben attended a one room schoolhouse in Aitch, PA. Ben married Miriam Kiess in 1954 and proudly served in the United States Army, including a tour in Germany during the Korean War. Upon returning home he started working at the General Motors, Ontario Plant, and retired after 45 plus years of service. In addition, he was the custodian at the First National Bank in Plymouth for over 50 years. Ben was a long-time member and servant of God at the First Lutheran Church. His cherished hobbies included carpentry, railroad enthusiast with his good friend Bob Seiving and spending time with his family. Ben was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; as well as a good friend, brother, and cousin.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Miriam, of Plymouth, OH; daughter Barbara (Charlie) Clark of Mount Gilead, OH; sons, Darrin Kensinger of Martinsburg, WV and Stephen (Christy) Kensinger of Harper's Ferry, WV; and granddaughter, Taylor Clark of St. Petersburg, FL.

Ben is preceded in death by his parents George and Martha Kensinger, sister Ruth Ann Kensinger, brother George Kensinger and infant sister.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 51 W Broadway St., Plymouth, OH 44865 where his funeral service will be Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Blanche Tyree officiating. Burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to Ben's family by visiting


Ryan Hall - Aug 16, 2022
Ben was a wonderful person in every aspect of life. Ben was a pleasure to talk to and he will be missed and always remembered. I give my condolences to his wife, kids, and the entire family.
Linda Shawk Dtentx - Aug 8, 2022
Barbra and family , So sorry yo read of the death of your Jesus wrap his loving arms around the family during this difficult time and in the days to come ..Prayers and Hugs
JIm Crowl - Aug 6, 2022
I remember Ben as a kind and gentle soul. I worked at GM for a short period of time in the early 80's and he'd seek me out once a week to chat about things. I sure the family will miss him immensely and I am very sorry for your loss of this wonderful and kind man.
The Taylor Family - Aug 5, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you . Ben was always a good neighbor, landlord, and person.
Bill and Jayne Boock - Aug 5, 2022
Very sorry for your loss Miriam and family. Ben was a great man that enjoyed company and friends. God Bless the family
Paul and Beth McClintock - Aug 4, 2022
Our sincere condolences to Miriam and the family.
Ruth Ann Barber - Aug 4, 2022
So sorry to hear of Ben's passing. I remember Ben and Miriam, my Mom and Dad and the Smth's all playing cards together. He will be greatly missed.
Todd, Pam, Ben and Reid Studer - Aug 4, 2022
So very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather Barb, Charlie , Taylor and family. May you find comfort in your memories of times spent with Ben. With much peace and love, Todd, Pam, Ben ( in spirit) and Reid
Angela Johnson Rietschlin - Aug 4, 2022
I was very to hear of Ben's passing. My twin sister and I enjoyed visiting with him and Miriam when we ventured over to play with Stephen. I remember Ben giving our class a tour of General Motors on our field trip. He was just a kind, decent and wonderful member of the Plymouth community.
Christine Hawk - Aug 3, 2022
I met Ben and Miriam in the ‘70’s when I moved to Plymouth as a young wife and teacher. My neighbors, Frank and Helen Dillon, introduced us. Over the years our paths crossed often at social events. Our kids grew up together. Darren and Stephen studied piano with me. Ben always sent me home with something when I visited in his and Miriam’s home. There was always a lot of laughter during our visits and he always had interesting stories to tell. He was a wonderful friend and I will miss him very much. My heart goes out to Miriam, Barbara, Darrin, and Stephen. Share the great memories and know that Ben was loved by many!
Debbie Hollinger - Aug 3, 2022
Uncle Ben will be sorely missed. I know what you guys are going through and will be here by phone if you need me. He is in the arms of Jesus and out of pain. Praying for you all.