|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1957|
|Death: ||May 17, 1977|
Thank You for visiting Ralph Ginn. He saw everyone as his friend and I'm sure will think of you as his friend also. God bless.
❁Thank you Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕 for her loving gift of sponsorship to Ralph for his memorial. Blessings to you and your family.
I wish I could thank each of you personally for the heartfelt love and friendship you have each shown Ralph with your kind visits and such beautiful tokens! I know angels in heaven have rejoiced to see this young man's heart felt longing finally fulfilled with such abundant loving friendship you have all given Ralph. From my heart THANK YOU! God bless each of you.╰⊰✿
Ralph T. Ginn was the son of Wilber Jack and Wanda Hale Ginn born November 2, 1957 in Warren County, Ohio.
Ralph was a student of Kings High School, Kings Mills, Warren County, Ohio, home and country of the Knights. He was mentally challenged and was in the Special Education Class. He was due to graduate from school the year of his death.
Ralph loved life and was the type of person who thought everyone was a friend. This preconceived idea of Ralph's could not be directed as to who to be friends with and who not. Often he chose the wrong group of friends to hang around with, hoodlums who to this day I doubt have mended their ways. I believe it was because of the challenge they presented that always drew Ralph to them. Ralph was always up for a challenge and often met adversity head on. He wanted to win everyone over to be his friend.
This sort however would not be the type to win over as friends. In the end they were responsible for Ralph drowning in the Little Miami River on May 17, 1977. They stood by watching as he was drowning and he could not understand why they would not help rescue him instead, because after all he thought of them as friends and friends just didn't do those things to another friend. Another fellow came along to find what was happening and he tried to help Ralph but it was too late. Ralph passed away believing that everyone was his friend and that eventually one of them would have reached out to help him.
What led to this crime and how it evolved and took place is chilling to this day and absolutely disgusting. It clearly leaves a bad testimony on those scoundrels. No one could prove they committed the crime, yet what led up to it led everyone to know a certain group was clearly without doubt responsible for blatantly murdering Ralph.
They were known to brag about the incident. The school took steps to prevent them from graduating. Everyone backed the school concerning this issue. They were told their diplomas were being withheld and that if they came forward to complain concerning this they would be arrested for the murder of Ralph, as the police were to be watching to see who stepped forward to complain. They would instead be given a roll of blank paper in place of a diploma of graduation. They never stepped forward to complain and never graduated from school.
I never feared them and always found their kind despicable. I cannot understand how a person finds it in their hearts to harass others, especially those with challenges in life. I still to this day do not understand, nor care to, that type of mind set and soul. I have searched for a memorial for this young man who thought everyone was his friend, and was not able to find one. I have finally been able to locate his place of burial, Rose Hill Cemetery in Mason, Warren County, Ohio. There is still so much I did not know about Ralph. Perhaps someone related to Ralph or someone who knew the family will step forward and fill in the blanks and add more personal information about this young man who saw everyone as a friend. This memorial is for you Ralph. You have friends who care.
May Ralph eternally rest in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May all who visit Ralph know they are counted as his friend.
❁Thank you to Annie╰⊰✿ who has been there for Ralph from the beginning with warm and loving friendship. Blessings to you and yours dear Annie.
♬Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven♬
❁A thank you also goes out to Judy Miller for showing Ralph the kindness and support of her friendship. God bless you sweet Judy.
❁Thanks to C💗 for help with locating Ralph's resting place and for her care over him. Please keep her in your prayers.
♬Down In the River to Pray♬
Thank you for spending time with Ralph. If you would like to add a short poem to his memorial feel free to send it to me or add it with a token for him. If you would like to add a photo for him feel free to do that as well. I'm sure he would love gifts from his friends. ╰⊰✿
Please Visit With The Four Heavenly Angel Friends:
✿Edward Jens Matthews: B/D Oct 17, A/D Sept 10. Beloved brother of tbeck,
✿David Walton Mullen: B/D Apr 17, A/D Jan 21. Truly loved grandson of Beatrice Bennett.
✿Please stop in to visit Robbie Smith: B/D Sept 8, A/D Mar 15, who experienced some many challenges before returning home to heaven. He is Saralyn's sweet son.
✿Also, Gabriel Vera Beltran: B/D Mar 21, A/D Mar 15, who brightly met the challenges of Down's Syndrome. A very loved cousin-in-law to Beautiful Savior Is My Lord Jesus Christ.
Four very sweet young men like Ralph. Thank you!♥
Please, remember those who are murdered by lighting a candle, especially for the children and those who could not defend themselves at all.
♬This Little Light of Mine♬
❁Please visit Johnny-Renι, as you will find dear children listed on his profile page who have been murdered whom he would like to have remembered. TY! God Bless you for all that you are able to do!
Wilber J. Ginn (1930 - 2007)
Wanda Lee Hale Ginn (1934 - 2013)
Nov. 2, 1957
May 17, 1977
Note: Interment #5283 on May 20, 1977
Rose Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec A4, Lot 363
Created by: Mary♥lee
Record added: Aug 02, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 133741825