Finnleigh Blake Gabbard


Finnleigh Blake Gabbard made her appearance at 9:48 a.m on January 19, 2020. She was passed to the arms of Jesus on January 22, 2020 while at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

During her brief visit on Earth, Finnleigh loved to have her mommy and daddy read books to her. She enjoyed hearing stories from her parents on who her family is. She also loved to defy challenges and projected strength and determination into this world. Finnleigh was loved by those around her and knew only of love during her life.

Finnleigh is survived by her loving parents, Danial and Elizabeth Gabbard (Benson) of New Castle, IN; maternal grandparents, Eric Benson and Chanda Ellis of Middletown, IN; Brian and Sally Gettinger (Conyers) of Knightstown, IN; Dean Conyers of Greenfield, IN; paternal grandparents, Robert Gabbard of Connersville, IN; Michael Fisher and Lynn Hall of Connersville, IN; her aunts and uncles Jason and Harmony Miller (Conyers); Starbuck and Kristy Conyers(Rodgers); Travis and Dana Mathews (Pass); Kristina Gabbard; Aaron Benson and Samantha Clark; Jayden Ellis; Kierstyn Conyers; Jalkob Ellis; Jhenna Ellis; and Gavin Gettinger. Finnleigh is also survived by many cousins as well as maternal and paternal great-grandparents, a great-great grandmother, Helga Benson of Hagerstown, IN; and many great aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Visitation will be from 1 – 2 p.m. prior to the service. It is the request of the family that visitors wear pink or blue to promote infant and pregnancy loss or purple for premature birth awareness. The family would also like to give thanks to the doctors and nurses at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital for the care of Finnleigh and their love for her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NICU St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. You may express condolences or share a memory of Finnleigh at