July 19, 1971 - February 2, 2019
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Kimberly Benton Haas, 47, born 7/19/1971, passed away on 2/2/2019 after fighting cancer valiantly.
Kim, the mother of two wonderful daughters she adored, loved the beach, reading, college football and most importantly to her, spending time with family and friends. She was quick-witted, caring and intelligent. Although her life seems too short to many, those who were touched by her, know she lived every moment to the fullest. With an army of family and friends beside her, Kim (Kimmie) touched so many and will be sorely missed.
Kim attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL in 1993. After entering the hospitality industry, Kim started work at the Cincinnati Convention Bureau (CCB) where she gained the respect and admiration of many within the industry. Over 11 years ago, Kim began employment at the Sharonville Convention Center as a sales manager. In recognition of her devotion and dedication to her career there, the Sharonville Convention Center is naming a mother’s room in her honor.
Kim is preceded in death by her mother Lynn Benton, her maternal grandparents, PaPa & Ga, her paternal grandmother, Marie Benton (S.O.G.) and her Aunt Bobbie. Survived by her beautiful children, Regan Haas, Riley Haas and husband, Mike Haas, along with in-laws Jim and Rosemary Haas. Her father and hero, Bill Benton, step-mom Lana, and sister Karen Benton.
She is also survived by her cousin and brother, Bill Rayney. Cousin’s Robbie Stiens (wife Lisa), Rebecca (husband Sam), Kelly Rayney, Judi Absher, Mark (wife Janine) Rayney and Aunt Ruby Stiens. Also, her special, Uncle and Aunt, Bruce and Dar Barnes, son David and wife Niccole. Her beloved dog Abbey as well as a host of many, many friends.
Visitation will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, OH 45069 on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
A Wilder - Feb 12, 2019
My condolences to the family of Kimberly Haas. We can always rely on the God of comfort to help us endure any trials or obstacles, especially the painful loss of a dear loved one. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). Our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah, has given us the wonderful assurance that we can see our loved ones again by means of a resurrection to an earth transformed into a beautiful paradise.
Neal Pyszka - Feb 6, 2019
Kim was such a great lady as I enjoyed working with her in the hospitality industry.
Martha Mattson - Feb 5, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to Kim's family, friends and colleagues. It was always such a pleasure to see her at OSAE events, and to work with her. She was a lovely light and will be missed.
Penny McDonald - Feb 5, 2019
I met Kim through Margot , who is my daughter -in-law. She was a wonderful person and it was a honor to know her. I prayed for her everyday when I found out about the cancer. She was such a trooper Margot said, but it sounds that is the way she lived her life. She made the world a better place. My prayers will continue for her family who is left behind. So sorry. We love you Kim!!
Sharolene Wackman - Feb 5, 2019
Kim will be dearly missed by her friends at OSAE. My heart is heavy at such a great loss. I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Kim through the years. I greatly valued her keen insight, sense of humor, and love of her family. Kim can be best described as a true class act & will be missed by all who had the good fortune to call her a friend!
Prayers for her family, colleagues and friends.
Donna Strockbine - Feb 4, 2019
My sincerest condolences to Kimmie's family & friends. While I cannot make the services please know that my heart is with you all. I've only known Kim for about 10 years but she showed nothing less than love to me always. I will miss her deeply every time I come to visit. She became a big part of my visits, always made the time to make sure we got to see each other. An incredible soul lost too soon. Fly High Angel. Your beautiful smile will be etched in my heart forever. Love you Kim!