Carol Emily Espenschied passed away of natural causes on Oct. 1, 2014, at her home in Golden Valley at the age of 73. Carol was born on March 3, 1941, in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Carol lived in Dover, Ohio, until 1979, when she moved to Trenton, Fla., where she lived until 2012. That's when she moved to Golden Valley.
Carol was preceded in death after 31 years of marriage by her husband, Earl William Espenschied; her parents, Robert and Dorothy Stansbery; her sister, Rebecca Stansbery; her stepson, David Espenschied; and a step-grandchild, Rickey Hardy.
Carol is survived by her son, Ronald Robert Espenschied of Golden Valley; three stepsons, Robert and Michelle Nodine of Golden Valley, William Espenschied of Davenport, Fla., and Edward Espenschied of Strasburg, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Barbara and William Swegheimer of Dover, Ohio, and Doris Hardy of Massillon, Ohio; 11 step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
There will be a private memorial service held at the home for family and friends on Friday, Oct. 24.
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.