Molly and Eli Hespenheide

Molly and Eli Hespenheide
Molly Jo Bender Hespenheide, 40, and her unborn baby, Eli James Hespenheide, of Columbiana, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Thursday at their home.
Molly was born Feb. 8, 1973, in East Liverpool, Ohio, daughter of Ronald S. and Sylvia Mae Porter Bender.
Molly was employed by Akron General Hospital as a clinical nurse specialist. She graduated from Edison North High School in 1991, received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Malone College in 1995, and furthered her education by receiving a masters of nursing from Kent State.
In addition to her parents, Molly and Eli are also survived by their husband and father, James W. Hespenheide, who she married July 3, 2010; one sister and aunt, Sarah (Joseph) Pelegreen of Hopedale, Ohio; one father- and mother-in-law and paternal grandparents, Fred W. and Christine A. Hespenheide of Mars; one brother-in-law and uncle, Jason Graham of Butler; one sister-in-law and aunt, Jessica (Jason) Eisenreich of Cranberry Township; and one sister-in-law and aunt, Jennifer (Josh) Brudney of Middlesex Township. Molly also leaves behind her niece and nephew, Anthony and Mikayla Pelegreen, along with several other nieces and nephews and cousins of Eli.
HESPENHEIDE - Visitation for Molly and Eli Hespenheide, who died Thursday, April 11, 2013, will be held from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, 701 Findley St., in Toronto, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 State Route 213, Steubenville, Ohio, with the Rev. Jeff Proya officiating.
Burial will follow in Island Creek Cemetery in Toronto, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in Molly and Eli's name to NAMI of Summit County, PO Box 462, Cuyahoga Falls 44222-0462.
Condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Butler Eagle from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2013