Robin L. Espen

October 29, 1962 - January 13, 2023
Robin L. Espen

Robin Lea (Kidd) Espen, 60, of St. Clairsville, OH, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023. She was born October 29, 1962 in Bowling Green, OH, a daughter of Clarence & Janet (Kerr) Kidd of Bowling Green.

A graduate of Bowling Green High School, Robin worked in the lunchroom at St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools, always coming home with the funniest of stories. She loved lounging around her pool in her “Big Joe”; attending all of her children’s sporting events; drinking margaritas whenever & wherever possible; and always being there for her children. Most importantly in her life, she was a homemaker and raised wonderful children with her husband, Michael.

In addition to her parents, Robin is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Michael Espen; six children, Hanna (Vincent) Bruce of Newark, Ohio, Allison Espen of St. Clairsville, Gabrielle Espen (Troy King) of Toledo, Ohio, Jessica Espen of Rayland, Ohio and Chase & Clay Espen of St. Clairsville; and a step-daughter, Samantha (Steve) Brown, and three step-grandchildren, all of Henderson, NV. She is also survived by her two sisters, Nancy Kidd & Jo Lynn Gerkens, and numerous other family members.

Robin’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Family and friends will be received at the CARE Funeral Home, 204 W. Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH, on Friday, January 20, from Noon until 6 pm. Family & friends will then be received at the funeral home on Saturday, January 21, from Noon until time of service at 3 pm, with Life Celebrant Sarah Barickman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, PO Box 719329, Philadelphia, PA 19171-9329, or online at www.tmcfunding.com.

 


Visiting Hours

Care Funeral Home, St. Clairsvillle Chapel - Directions
204 W. Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
  • Friday, January 20, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 21, 2023
3:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
740-695-0475

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  • January 20, 2023
    Patty Keaton says:
    Dear Mike & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Robin was a good friend and my best neighbor when I lived in St Clairsville. She made the most delicious apple pies and iced cookies for my family. I remember our fun trips to the Amish country. She always had a beautiful green lawn. She was a hard worker, always practical and I loved her sense of humor. I will cherish the moments we spent together. Rest in peace dear friend. Love & Prayers, Patty Keaton

  • January 20, 2023
    Patty Keaton says:
    Dear Mike & Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Robin was a good friend & my best neighbor when I lived in St Clairsville on Split Oak Dr. She made the most delicious apple pies & iced cookies for us. I remember our fun trips to the Amish country. She always had the most beautiful yard. She was a hard worker, always practical & I loved her sense of humor. And I could go on and on! Rest In Peace dear friend. Much Love, Patty Keaton

  • January 20, 2023
    Dale and Gail says:
    Gail and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Robin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • January 20, 2023
    Dale McKillop says:
    Mike, Gail and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Robin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dale and Gail

  • January 19, 2023
    Cathy Kirian says:
    Mike and kids-so sorry to hear about Robin. We worked together at the old Mid Am Bank and also had fun times playing softball. She was a hoot. Such a great person...gone way to soon.