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Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball


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Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball Obituary
Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball
Evansville, Indiana
Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball - "He was brought into this world to teach us." That's what we were told at Riley Children's Hospital shortly after he was born. He received his Doctorate of Letters in Humanitarianism, Insightfulness and Love, Magna Cum Laude, when he passed away at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY on Tuesday, May 13, 2013. He was born March 30, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN to Tiffany (Schriber) Ball and Brian Ball.
Life for Jacob was nothing but a sense of wonder and delight. He found a great enjoyment in running his hands along a fence, standing under running water and giggling at absolutely nothing. A bewildered man who had encountered Jacob for the first time asked, "Does he always look up to the sky?" To us, his beloved family, it made all the sense in the world for him to look up all the time. We understood clearly, he was talking to God and God was speaking through him.
From kindergarten until fifth grade, Jacob attended Caze Elementary School and was currently a sixth grader at Glenwood Leadership Academy. He enjoyed being a Boy Scout and singing along at the top of his lungs with the choir at First Presbyterian Church, where he was baptized and attended. He brought joy to the life of those who were privileged enough to know him and wise enough to learn from him.
He is remembered and cherished by his parents, Tiffany and Brian Ball; his adoring older brother, Raegan Ball; doting grandparents, Jack and Sue Schriber of Evansville; his loving Grammy, Konnie Ball; Pampy, the late Don Ball; and his aunt, Tracey Ball, all of Vincennes.
The family would like to thank and acknowledge Jacob's care providers, Jane Behagg, Kara Bass, Kim Dillon and Breanne Rainey. Great care was given to Jacob by his doctors, Dr. Jennifer Stone, Dr. Julio Morera and Dr. Vinay Puri; as well as the many loving teachers and aides of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, his teacher for six years, Pam Stafford, his current teacher, Mary Ellen Lewis, and the staff of Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY.
Friends may visit Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue. A Celebration of the Awareness of Jacob's life will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 609 Second Street. Private burial will be held for close friends and family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the EVSC Foundation: Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball Wish Grants, in honor of those teachers and caregivers who love and work with special needs children every day and provide well-deserved respite for their families, or to Evansville Hadi Shriners to help with their continued support in the Evansville community with causes for children, including special children like Jacob. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.
You are free now, sweet Prince. You have taught us well…

Published in Courier Press on May 15, 2013
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