Celebrating Hope

Eleanor Hope Anne Sansbury passed away peacefully in her loving parents’ arms on the morning of September 16, 2019. She bravely fought a life-long battle with Congenital Heart Disease and a subsequent Heart Transplant just three months after her birth on July 25, 2017. Treasured daughter of John and Tess Sansbury. Beloved granddaughter of Dr. John and Anne Sansbury and J. David and Terrie Martin. Adored Heart Warrior of the World.

Hope lived wrapped in joy for two magical years. She was surrounded by the love of her family and friends. The story of Hope’s courageous fight spread quickly amongst friends and family… and friends of friends… and friends of those friends. Her smile illuminated every room and her laugh was infectious, quickly turning strangers into adoring fans. Though she was born with only half of a heart, she brought out a pure and wholehearted love in others, shining a little more Hope in everyone’s lives.

Hope: A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Corbett Tower at Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, on Friday, September 20, 2019. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and service begins at 5:00. Visitation for Hope will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Spring Grove Funeral Homes, 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati. The full obituary can be viewed at www.springgrove.org. See below for information on flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope’s Memorial Fund at First Financial Bank or online via Heaven Did Send Hope’s Memorial GoFundMe.

Music Hall directions and parking

Parking available at Washington Park Garage and nearby surface lot between Music Hall and Memorial Hall, accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway.

Upon arrival at Music Hall, please enter through the Box Office Entrance.

Flowers may be received at Cincinnati Music Hall, Corbett Tower, between 2:00pm – 4:00pm Friday.
Deliveries outside this time can be received at Spring Grove on Friday or Saturday.

Eleanor Hope Anne Sansbury Obituary

Map of OTR

5 thoughts on “Celebrating Hope

  1. I can’t imagine the pain you all are going through. I just pray that you as a family can make it through such a horrible loss. I pray that Hope brought so much joy to your lives that she can help you all make it to the next adventure here on earth! She was here for a short time for a reason that we may never understand. Hope. Love, and Joy was Jaylee’s theme tonight at youth group. She painted a rock in Hopes name to be picked out of a sink by parish members that may be struggling. It warms my heart that she keeps on spreading her spirit for those left behind. As I said before..fly high sweet baby! 💞

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  2. John and Tess me and my family are so very sorry for the loss of little miss.Hope she was truly an angel. I am blessed to say I have seen her and to see her smile just lit up every one. I have 2 beautiful pictures of her in my phone


  3. Our hearts and prayers are with your family, remember all the love you shared with Hope. Prayed to our Rhonda and Risa to watch for Hope and hug her tight. Love to all of you.


  4. Tess, thinking and praying for you and John! Saddened and sorry I’m going to miss celebrating Hope’s sweet spirit with everyone . I will do it in many ways during my travels this weekend. May her strength continue to carry you both!.


  5. As we’ve been doing since the moment we met you Tess, we are praying for you…though today we do so in hope to lift Hope up, to celebrate her short but blessed time here on this Earth. You & John are an inspiration to us all – you exemplify all characteristics that a loving parent should be…I have often thought, I’m not sure that I could have handled this as well as you both have. You’ve loved, advocated, fought for, snuggled, & cried every day & every night with that beautiful child. Today, we weep with you, but will find comfort knowing that Hope is flying high & watching over you today & smiling with her whole heart knowing that she was so loved here on this Earth. God bless you both everyday, but even more so today.
    Sending our love & warmest regards,
    Courtney, Tim, Charley, & fellow heart warrior, Caden ♥️


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