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Cindy L. Espenschied

d. December 21, 2021

Cindy L. Espenschied (Cox) passed away peacefully from Breast Cancer in the Kobacker House on December 21, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 65.

Cindy was born in 1956 in Sandusky, Ohio. She graduated from Heath High School and completed her Registered Nurse degree at Columbus State University in 1990. She married Dane Espenschied, her Kmart blue light special, in 1980. The couple raised 3 beautiful children, Kevin Evans, Lacie Puzines (Billy), and Corey (Katy) Espenschied in their home. Her children, friends and neighbors will remember her as an individual with a great “Spirit of Creative Energy” and an eye for decorating on a dime. She truly believed in Renew, Reuse and Recycle. Cindy always encouraged everyone to pursue their goals.

Cindy not only accomplished becoming an RN, which was her dream job, she was a supporting and caring advocate for women's health as she spent the last 20 years battling Breast Cancer. Cindy was a comfort and inspiration to others as she assisted them in their understanding and education of this terrible disease. Cindy was multi-talented and spent much of her free time creating arts and craft projects such as embroidering, quilting, cross stitch, framing, sewing, crocheting and most recently, diamond dotting. Many of her products ended up as special gifts for others. During the Covid Pandemic she redirected her energy to creating and donating over 1000 surgical masks as well as, more than 150 surgical scrub caps and headbands for hospitals, weddings, family, friends and neighbors. Her generous actions were a testament to her beautiful soul.

Cindy, as the oldest of 4 siblings, was a key individual, even at her young age in the upbringing and support of her brother (Wayne) and sisters( Susan and Sandy).

Cindy enjoyed the last few years of her life spending time with her 3 beautiful grandchildren: Bentley Espenschied (11), Paisley Espenschied (5) and Kinsleigh Puzines (5). They were a wonderful joy in her life

Cindy is survived by her husband Dane (married for 41 years), children Kevin, Lacie and Corey, brother; Wayne Cox, and sisters; Susan Keifer and Sandy Bowers. She is also survived by her step father Richard Chapman, and step sisters Debra Main and Julia Chapman. She was preceded in death by her mother Patricia J. Chapman and 3 fur babies: Cinny, Alfie and Dalton (Big Baby D).

Cindy also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews all of whom have gifts created by her especially for them. Last but not least, she leaves the Golden Girls, of which she was one of the 4 members (Jan-Marie, Gayle & Macine)

Family will receive friends on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2021 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, PLAIN CITY-DUBLIN CHAPEL, 9720 SR 161, Plain City, Ohio, 43064 (614)-733-0080. Tracey Sumner will deliver the closing words at the conclusion of the evening. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Cindy’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Union County Humane Society, 16540 County Home Rd, Marysville, Ohio, 43040. The family would like to thank the staff at Ohio Health and especially Kobacker House for the wonderful and special care that they provided Cindy and her family, friends and neighbors. Please visit to share your favorite memories of Cindy and to send your condolences to the family.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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