Donna R Bender

March 16, 1948 - December 28, 2020
Donna R Bender

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East Liverpool:  Donna R Bender, 72 passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at East Liverpool City Hospital, following a lengthy illness.


Donna was born in East Liverpool on March 16, 1948, a daughter of the late Donald Dunn and Betty Ammon Dunn.  She graduated from Beaver Local High School.  She lived her entire life in the East Liverpool area.


Donna married Thomas Bender in August 1967 and from their union, two children were born.  Family became everything to Donna.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were the light of her life.  Donna was always an animal lover, and could always be found with her little dog, Peanut, close by.


Along with her husband, Donna leaves behind: her son Mike (Tracey) Bender, of Brookfield, OH and her daughter, Angie Jones of East Liverpool.  Donna will be greatly missed by her six grandchildren: Elicia Travis, Heith (Kristen Murphy) Travis, Nicholas (Sharon Kuhns) Travis, Mandy Bender, Katie Bender and Luke Bender; great-grandchildren: Karrigan, Lexi, Camden, Halen, Aella, Daniel, Kalen, Adalyn , Pricilla, and Brandon; and great-great grandchildren: Donovan, Orie, and Paislee. Also left to cherish her memory will be her brother, Richard Dunn, and her four sisters: Sherry Smith, Candy Zaperach, Janee Serago, and Jaye Cochran  She will also be sadly missed by her “furbaby” Peanut.


Along with her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her grandson, Mike Bender.  


Donna’s wishes were that no services be observed.  The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.  To send condolences to the family and sign the guestbook, please visit 

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  • December 31, 2020
    Jeffrey Travis says:
    I just can't put into words of how Donna enriched my life, my kids and grandkids life. You were one of a kind. You will be very deeply missed by all.

  • December 31, 2020
    Wayne Saling says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

  • December 31, 2020
    Charlie Burgess says:
    My deepest sympathies to the entire family . My family's thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Donna was a wonderful person who held everything together for her family during good and bad I so enjoyed time that we spent together reminiscing and solving all the world's problems my conversations with you will truly be missed. Again all my prayers your way Bender and Dunn Family.

  • December 31, 2020
    Debbie Higgins says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Donnas loved ones. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family.

  • December 31, 2020
    Sue Williams Mikeals says:
    So sorry to hear about your mom. We all grew up in Calcutta & went to Beaver Local. She was a great person & will be missed. Prayers to the family.