Dr. Anna Quinn Denzer-Emerson

June 18, 1987 ‒ July 18, 2018

Gambier, Ohio

Dr. Anna Quinn Denzer-Emerson and Blair Abigale Emerson

Our beloved daughter, sister, wife and friend, Dr. Anna Quinn Denzer-Emerson passed away from a brain aneurysm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Quinn and Drew Emerson were expecting a baby girl, Blair Abigale Emerson, who passed away with her mother at their home in Gambier, Ohio. Quinn and Blair will be dearly missed by John and Debra Denzer (Quinn’s parents), Caroline Denzer (sister), Drew Emerson (husband and father), Robert and Sue Denzer (grandparents), Jon and Debbie Butler (Drew’s parents), and many friends and family members.

Quinn was born on June 18, 1987 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. From the beginning Quinn was beyond her time. Quinn was bright, inquisitive, and loving. She was her sister’s protector and best friend, a devoted daughter to her mother and father, and prospered through trials and tribulations at a young age only to be blessed with a kind spirit and genuine compassion for others. After graduating from East Knox High School, Quinn studied at The College of Wooster and received her B.A. in Psychology (May 2009). It was here that Quinn found her true calling – to be a voice for children that were ‘different’ in the school system. Quinn continued her education at Kent State University receiving a Master’s degree (May 2011) and Doctorate degree (May 2018) in School Psychology. Throughout her time as a school psychologist, Quinn positively impacted so many. Quinn often said, “if you’re not going to do the right thing, why do it at all”. And that was how Quinn lived her life. Quinn always did the right thing for her students and others. In addition, Quinn will always be remembered by her PhD dissertation where Quinn evaluated a psychoeducationally-based program addressing bullying among students with disabilities through teacher training. Quinn believed that students who were perceived as ‘different’ are the students that need educator’s most rigorous and unrelenting support. Her dissertation was proven to do just that. Quinn was a bright and rising star in our education system, and someone who was held to high regard. Quinn served as a dedicated school psychologist in Akron, Cardington, Fredricktown, and finally Mount Vernon. Quinn’s goal was to go back to Mount Vernon where it all started and make a difference.

Quinn was not only successful in her career, but she was a loving wife to Drew Emerson. Both Quinn and Drew were graduates from The College of Wooster, and wed on July 2, 2016. Quinn and Drew had a love so honest and pure. It was in Drew that Quinn found comfort and support, something that she always sought to find. Drew blessed Quinn with unconditional acceptance, loyalty and love. Shortly after they were wed, Quinn and Drew moved into their first home in Gambier where they were surrounded by friends and family that loved them dearly. Soon after, Quinn and Drew learned that Quinn was pregnant with a baby girl, named Blair Abigale, who was to be born on September 14, 2018.

Quinn will always be remembered for her joy of life, wit, faith in God, tenacity, and her ability to overcome many obstacles. It is an unfathomable tragedy; however, it gives her family great peace to know that Quinn was at the pinnacle of happiness and fulfillment at this point in her life. Therefore, it is important to celebrate the life and the impact that these two souls had on earth.

The Denzer and Emerson families plan to celebrate the life of Dr. Anna Quinn Denzer-Emerson and Blair Abigale Emerson on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Schnormeier Event Center in Ariel-Foundation Park, Mount Vernon, Ohio beginning at 7:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the nonprofit organization, New Directions, where Quinn proudly served as a board member. Donations can be made to: PO Box 453, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Please notate on your donation that it be made in memory of Dr. Anna Quinn Denzer-Emerson.

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  • John, Debra and Caroline, i am so sorry to hear about Quinn and her baby. She has always had a special place in my heart, I loved her so much. She brought such joy in my life. Please give my condolences to the rest of the family.

  • John and family – My heart is breaking for all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Marsha Ernst

  • Such sad and shocking news. Sue and Bob, John and Debra, Caroline and Drew-and all her friends- Quinn was lucky to have been loved by you- and have you to love. And what a wonderful family she was born into! Quinn became a beautiful woman inside and out because of all of you…may she and Blair rest in
    peace.

  • So saddened by this news. We didn’t know Quinn all that well but really loved her presence next door. Such a warm, happy person. Drew, Sue, Bob, John and Caroline, we are here to support you and help you in any way possible.

    Janet and Murray, next door neighbors on Gaskin

  • To all the family,

    I am heartbroken by your tragic loss of Quinn and Blair.

    I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors of New Directions with
    Quinn for the past year. She was a delight! She accomplished so much and was at a very exciting place in her life. Only God understands this. May Quinn and Blair rest in the glory of God.

    Love,

    Dotti Riggs

  • Absolutely heartbreaking. There are no words that can fix this. She was a really great person and this is tragic. I hope that in time you all will be able to make peace with this.

    Best,
    Matt Mickley

  • John and Debrs,
    I’m sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Amy Hesd

  • Drew, Denzer Family,

    We are so sorry for this tragic loss. At a time like this there are no words for the grief and pain you are going through. Just know that we are here for you, whatever you may need, and we are praying for you.

    Much Love,
    Leah (Stone) Miller and family

  • To the Denzer Family,

    I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss, John. As your mourn such a painful loss, I pray that God will comfort you and your family the only way God can.

    Best Regards
    Olamide Ogunduyile

  • I had the privilege of working with Quinn at Fredericktown Schools. She was so friendly, well spoken, intelligent, and loved helping others. She spoke highly of her family and the new adentures she and her husband were about to embark on. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring peace and comfort to you all. Quinn touched many lives while she was here on Earth. Even though we don’t understand, now she and Blaire are home with our Father. Continued prayers for blessings and comfort during this difficult time.

  • To the Denzer Family:
    John, Debra and Caroline, I am so sorry to hear about Quinn and her baby.
    our hearts go out to you in the especially difficult time, we pray that god will comfort your family in this extremely difficult time.

    sincerely Jeff Taylor and family

  • To the Denzer Family,

    John, Debra, and Caroline, I and the Bilgin family are extremely sad and sorry to hear about the passing of Quinn and her baby.

    I was able to meet with Quinn on a few occasions at your house during one of our gatherings with Rolls-Royce colleagues. She was certainly an amazing individual.

    Bilgin’s are mourning with you this tragic loss. We are always here if you need anything.

    Sincerely Mark Bilgin and family.

  • John and family,

    I cannot fathom the grief you all are feeling at this time. My heart goes out to you all.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.

    Jennifer Specht

  • To Drew and The Denzer Family,

    My heart is breaking over this tragic loss. Words can’t even begin to express how you and your family are feeling at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. May God comfort you during this time.

    Lisa Gates Stephens

  • Drew,
    My deepest condolences as you mourn and grieve on the loss of your wife and daughter. I didn’t know her, but I know her grandparents, Bob and Sue. May God comfort you and fill you with the peace that only he can give you and your family.
    Chris Clark & Karen Singrey

  • Denz,

    I am so saddened to hear the news and my prayers go out to you and your family.

    Kratz

  • John & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. To lose any life early is always a tragedy, but the grief of losing a gifted and wonderful child is immeasurable. Celebrate her life and the joy she brought to so many.

  • John and Debra,

    I can’t fathom the pain your family is experiencing at this difficult time. My prayers for God’s strength to carry you through this difficult time be with your family.

  • John, Debra and Caroline,

    There are no words to express how sorry we are for the tragic loss of Quinn and Blair. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jeff and Terri Cassell

  • Drew, John & Debra, Bob & Sue please know our hearts break in learning this sad news. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers with deepest sympathy and love.

  • Dear Caroline you are indeed also a sincere part of our thoughts & prayers with deepest sympathy.

  • This is such a tragic loss. I pray God will comfort you in this time. The LORD is close to the broken hearted.

    Cardington School Teacher

  • Dear Drew John Deb Bob Sue, our hearts are so broken these kids have been the best neighbors we could of prayed for they were like our on children you have all our love. Butch Carolyn

  • John and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I feel honored to have met and gotten to know Quinn a bit at Wooster homecomings. She will be remembered fondly.

    Your Friend,

    Dave Brown

  • John and Debra, Caroline, Sue and Bob, and Drew,
    We were heartbroken to hear of Quinn and Blair’s passing. We cannot fathom your grief. We pray for God to wrap His loving arms around all of you during this time of mourning and give you strength in the days ahead.

  • John and Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear about your loss, My heart go out to you… I cant imagine what you must be feeling right now. We will pray for her, may god give her eternal rest.

    Saurabh Chhablani and Family

  • John and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your terrible loss. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Margo Nuce

  • To John and Family,

    I am heartbroken to hear about Quinn and her baby. I am still shocked and I can’t imagine what you must be going through at this time. My last few days of Mt Vernon were special only because of Quinn and her company. I was sad to leave her and move to Houston. I was not able to find another friend like her who is so nice at heart and made me feel like family with you all.
    I have no words to express how sad I feel about her loss. I pray to God to give you stength during this difficult times and also may bless her with eternal peace.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • John, Drew & Debra; Bob & Sue,
    Dearest friends, my heart is filled with love and compassion for all of you at this very tragic time in your lives. Though years have passed since we last saw each other, friendship lasts always. Lovingly, Dolores Freeman

  • Bob and Sue, Jon and Debra, Caroline, and Drew

    We pray that you will feel the love of God, and of all those who hold you dear as you mourn the loss of Quinn and Blair today and in the days ahead. You have our deepest sympathy and love.

    Mead and Marilyn

  • It was an honor to witness the incredible achievements that Quinn attained in her young life as she set a powerful example to anyone who knew her that you can indeed achieve the high goals you set for yourself.

    I am positive that she left a profound notion of empowerment and strength to those that she has worked with in her life.

    We are deeply saddened beyond words at the loss of Quinn and Blair and will forever hold she and Drew’s families in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Craigo Family
    Scott, Heidi, Madison, Mia and Jack

  • John, Debra and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Quinn and Blair.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Debbie Dennis (from Herald’s)

  • John, Debra, Caroline & Drew & the rest of her amazing family!?

    Quinn was simply amazing ! She lived & loved. She touched the lives of so many…& for that,we are all just a little bit better & we all share in your sorrow. She has gone from her earth life to an everlasting eternal life. May you all find comfort in this most difficult time, through God, your friends, family & all those who mourn the loss of such an amazing & unique woman along with her daughter, Blair. I will not be able to attend her service, as I will be out of town for my family’s business. I am very very sorry & very sad I cannot be with you to Share in the realm of 2 of Gods precious gifts. Godspeed Quinn & Blair your memory will live on always & forever.

    Love to all
    MaryAnn

  • Drew and Family, What can be said. The proper words don’t come to express the shock when we heard about Quinn and Blair’s passing. What a precious and wonderful neighbor she was. We will miss her jogging by and waving or stopping to say a few words. We send or sincere condolences.

  • To your entire family and to all who were blessed by Quinn’s life. I never had the pleasure to know her personally. John & I went to school together and my Mother worked with Bob Denzer at the YMCA for many years. From what I’ve read about Quinn, she accomplished so very much in her life, was a friend & loved by many. I know you were so very proud of her. The anticipation, joy & happiness of Blair that was getting so near …. oh …. our hearts are so sadden by the news of a huge loss. We cannot even imagine the pain and hurt. Our prayer is that God wraps His arms around you and know that so many are praying for your entire family. With sincere sympathy & condolences.

  • John, Debra and Caroline,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time with the loss of Quinn and her baby. May God comfort all you…

    Pam and Chuck McNeil

  • John and Debra, My heart is broken for you and your family over this tremendous loss. Please know that your friends and co-workers at Siemens mourn with you and send their love and prayers. May the God of all peace comfort you and may the precious memories of your beautiful daughter sustain you.
    Your friend,
    Julie Shoemaker

  • To the entire Denzer family,

    Our hearts are broken for you. We can’t fathom the grief you are experiencing. To have known Quinn was a gift. We pray that God will help you find peace and understanding.

  • Dear Denzer-Emerson family,
    We are praying for you all in this difficult time. God bless you.
    Glenn & Marty Trese

  • We are holding Quinn, Blair, Drew, and their families in our hearts and prayers. Quinn’s smile was like a shining light. We know the memory of this light and her love for Blair will continue on.

  • There are no words-only tears & a deep aching for all of Quinn’s family. You all are so loved & surrounded by the prayers of all who know you. I am so terribly sorry.

  • To the Denzer-Emerson Family,
    I had the pleasure of meeting Quinn when she worked for Cardington Schools. She was always so positive and encouraging. I can’t imagine the grief you are feeling right now. I want all of you to know that I am praying for peace and comfort that only God can give in a time like this.

  • John, Debra, Caroline, Drew, Bob and Sue,

    Our family has been thinking of you and praying for you every day. I’m at a loss for words. I can’t imagine anything more heartbreaking. I loved Quinn dearly and even though years have past, I hold all of these memories of my time spent with your family and with Quinn so close to my heart. Each of you are so special to me and I love you all very much. I am so sorry.

  • My love goes out to all of you. I am thinking about everyone and the pain your going through. I feel so lucky to have known Quinn and to have spent time with Drew and her. The baby shower for Blair was so special . I am glad Sebastian is home and comforting Drew. Drew and Quinn were his very best friends. I will be there Friday.
    Much Love,
    Vicki, Sebastian, Gabe, Fletcher, & Chloe

  • To the Denzer-Emerson families,
    I had the privilege to get to know Quinn when she worked for Cardington School District. She will be missed so much! We are all deeply saddened. May God give you the comfort and strength you need at this time.

  • Drew,
    Bev and I were crushed to hear this news. Please know how much we care about you. This must seem like an overwhelming blow, but God and your community and friends love you so much.
    Brian and Bev

  • John, Debra and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of this tragic loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers of strength and comfort. Our deepest sympathies.

  • Bob, Sue, John, Debra, Caroline and Drew,
    There are no words…We are so saddened by your great loss of beloved Quinn and Blair. Know they are in God’s loving arms and may God also watch over all of you. We continue to pray for you. They will be missed by so many that loved them.

    Peace,
    The Abells

  • Dear Drew, John, Debra, and Caroline,
    Our hearts break for you with the passing of Quinn and Blair. Quinn was a wonderful lady, always caring and focused on others. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Dave and Lois Carter

  • Dear John and Debra, Caroline, Sue and Bob, and Drew,

    We are numb and our hearts are broken for you. One cannot attempt to figure this out and prayer the good Lord finds a way to console you in this time of grief.

    With you in prayer
    Miki & Patty

  • Our hearts are saddened and overcome with grief as we learned of the tragic
    Passing of Quinn and Blaire.
    Working with Quin for a year in Fredericktown Schools was a pleasure,
    She will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very
    Difficult time.

    Many Prayers for the family,
    Dee Barnes

  • Dear Debbie & John,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with your entire family.

    Blessings,
    Dennis & Diana

  • Dear Denzer and Butler families, and dear Drew,

    My love, prayers and caring thoughts go out to you now and in the time ahead. Words seem so inadequate now but know that I care deeply.

    Much love to all of you!

    Carol A. Navin

  • Debra and John, Caroline, Drew, Bob and Sue, Debbie and John and family.
    Thoughts and prayers to all. So sorry for this difficult loss. I ran into Quinn not long ago in the grocery store. What a sweetheart. We are left to cherish those special memories. Love and sincere sympathy, Kathy and Bruce, Andy and Ian

  • Sue,Bob and family,

    Hard to imagine your pain but know you are in our prayers. Remembering Quin brings back special
    memories of Christmas caroling at Alice and Jim’s.

    Peace and blessings

    Jim and Donna Brinker

  • My heart is utterly broken for your family in the loss of beautiful, brilliant Quinn…and of baby Blair Abigale. Quinn was my graduate student and assistant at Kent State University, in the school psychology program. She was an exemplary scholar who stood out in my class. As my assistant the following year, Quinn took on an enormous teaching responsibility, and did so admirably. We stayed in touch throughout these past years, and I celebrated her marriage, graduation, and impending birth of her first child. No words can express my tremendous sadness nor deepest sympathy for all of you at this tragic time. I only hope that the wonderful memories you have of Quinn may help to sustain all of you in the years to come. I am so very sorry.

  • Caroline and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss! My heart aches for you all. Many prayers for you all in this time of loss!

    Tracy Williamson

  • Dear John, Debra, Caroline, and Drew,
    I am sending my love and prayers to you as I begin to comprehend the tragic loss that everyone who knew Quinn is feeling. I worked with Quinn every day that she was at Cardington and we developed such a close bond and relationship. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to know her so well and I feel like I’m a much better person because of her influence on me. She left such a positive and wonderful impact on me and our school and she will never be forgotten. Our students just loved Quinn so much and many of the younger ones would run up to her for a hug. She had such a big heart and I know how much she loved her family and her Lord. I pray that God will wrap His arms around all of you and fill you with his everlasting love.
    You will continue to be in my prayers,
    Eileen Chappell

  • John & Debra, Caroline, and Drew and family,

    There just are no words to tell you how sorry I am
    and how my heart breaks for each of you that loved them so much. May God comfort and keep you as you grieve this horrible loss. You are all in my prayers.
    Carol Spaulding and family

  • I am so sorry to hear of this sudden and tragic loss. I feel blessed to have known Quinn as an advanced Practicum student in Cleveland and as a truly kind & useful person. She was utterly amazing in her intellect, curiosity, compassion and concern for those less fortunate then her. Those who bring sunshine to others cannot help but to bring it to themselves; Quinn’s aura shined so bright. May her and her daughter Rest In Peace.

  • John and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks over this news. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bill Beattie

  • I did not personally know Quinn✨ I was moved to message you with my most sincere condolences after reading a beautiful tribute to her on Facebook by Jessica Lee Ellis. Please do not dwell long in melancholy. Rejoice at how very Blessed you are to have had her shine her bright light in your lives and the many lives that she touched.

    Death is nothing at all,
    I have only slipped away into the next room,
    I am I, and you are you,
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still,
    Call me by my old familiar name,
    Speak to me in the same easy way which you always did,
    Put no difference into your tone;
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect, without the shadow of a ghost on it.
    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity,
    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am just waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
    All is well.

    Blessings of strength and courage to all the family in your grief and beyond
    With Love
    🙏♥️🙏
    Sarah Jane
    Paris, France

  • To Quinn’s Family, From a distance I watched Quinn grow up in the Mount Vernon community. Knowing her grandparents and parents and seeing that fire cracker with red hair often brought a smile to my face. I had two occasions to talk with her as an adult. We discussed her graduate work and the pursuit of a PhD. I can only imagine how devastated you all are. Please accept my deepest sympathy and the hope that your hearts will heal in time with the joy thinking of her life’s legacy as she gave so much in a short time. Very sincerely, Lynda Weston

  • John,Debra,Caroline,Drew,Bob and Sue,

    We are so deeply sadden by the loss of this beautiful young woman and her precious child .

    We have had the privilege of watching both of your lovely daughters grow into amazing individuals .

    Everytime we think of Quinn, We can’t help envisioning her beautiful smile. It is unforgettable.

    Your family has always been precious to our hearts. We love you all so very much .

    With all our love,prayers and anything you need. Please know we will always be there for you .

    Love Mark and Laurie Wiest

  • Bob, Sue, Jon, Debbie, Caroline and Drew,

    My thoughts and prayers to all of you for the loss of Quinn and baby Blair Abigale. My heart aches for all who knew Quinn, especially for her family. I am so thankful you are all there to comfort and support each other during this very difficult time. Know that we are thinking of all of you, praying for you.

    Mike Deminski and family

  • Wow. This is so shocking. I remember in middle school and high school being over at the Denzers with Caroline and just thinking Quinn was the coolest. She was always so sweet and awesome. She always took the time to hang out for a few with us all even though we were younger! John,Debbie and Caroline I am so so sorry for your loss. You guys will be in my prayers and heavy on my heart.

  • John and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for your family to surround yourselves with the love and support of friends and family and draw strength from the Lord.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Staci and Tom Matthews

  • Dear John, Debra, Caroline, Drew, and family,

    I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Quinn’s and Blaire’s death. Quinn truly was a shining light in this world, radiating warmth and kindness wherever she went. I will miss her. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Jené (and family)

  • Hi, I’m Carmen Dixon, and I was Quinn’s chemistry teacher at East Knox. I am so sorry to hear about this. It was probably my first year teaching, but even then she was very intelligent and cared so much about other people. She was fun to be with and teach because she was so anxious to learn. My prayers are with you.

  • John and family,
    I am saddened to learn of this horrible and unexpected tragedy. My prayers are with all of you. God’s grace is the only help in such a difficult time. May his peace and consolation pour out in abundance in the days ahead.
    With deepest sympathy,

  • John, Deb and Caroline,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with each of you and all your family.

  • I am truly sorry for your terrible loss. I did not realize that Quinn had become a doctor and I can’t imagine how proud you are. I know the dedication and work it takes to get there and she made it! What a wonderful legacy she has already left in her young life. May you find comfort in Jesus Christ and the love and adoration you have for your beautiful daughter, sister, and wife .
    Love and Prayers,
    Kelly Montgomery

  • John And Debra, Jon and Debbie, Sue and Bob – Bill send our prayers and love to you. What an amazing young woman. What a huge, huge loss to you all and our community. Wishing that you somehow find peace with the loss of your wonderful Quinn. Bill and Marsha Ernst

  • We are so deeply saddened for your loss. We weren’t aware until last night and we apologize for our late response. Our hearts go out to all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love and sympathy,
    Gene and Deb Jackson

  • Dear Denzer-Emerson Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the great pleasure of working with Quinn at the Cardington elementary school. Quinn always had a positive outlook and saw the bright side of everything. She was a pleasure to work with. She will be greatly missed.

  • Dear Denzer Family,

    I am so saddened to hear about your huge loss. My heart goes out to all of you and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please stay strong at this difficult time to support your entire family. With love and prayers,

    Sanjeev Daruka

  • My heart aches hearing about the loss of Quinn and Blair. I will remember Quinn for her fun and whitty personality, along with her kindness to others. She always had a sense of joy. I am praying for comfort and strength for the days ahead.

    Tracy Nauman Mickley

  • John and Family

    Words can not express the pain I feel for you over this tragic loss. I have been praying for God to give you peace at this time and help you through this.

    Quinn and her daughter are now with God and at peace and her life should be celebrated for the time God allowed her to be here with us.

  • To Quinn’s Loving Family:

    Quinn is the kindest person I have met. She was one of the first people to befriend me when I moved here from New York City in third grade. She remained a true friend in middle school, where we learned just how mean people could be. Quinn never took part in that. She was loyal and loving.

    After she transferred to East Knox, I didn’t see her very often. One summer we ended up taking the same course while we were in college. It was great to reconnect with her. Then I saw her again when Caroline was finishing her Master’s degree and she was so proud of her little sister. She was working on her doctorate then, and was so humble while I was making such a big deal about her accomplishments. She changed the subject to my kids and my life, when she had so much she could have bragged about!

    In April, I messaged her about the school psychologist position in MTV and she said she was considering applying. When I found out that she got the job and would be serving the students where I teach, I was so excited.

    One thing that really sticks out to me about Quinn (and there are many amazing things) is that when we were younger, she always included her sister in our fun. Many older siblings tend to leave the younger one out, especially when friends are around. Not Quinn. It was a package deal, you couldn’t have one without the other.

    I could go on and on, and in all my ramblings, I would never be able to find a negative memory or interaction. Please know that I am thinking of you all, hurting for you all, and praying so much.

  • Deepest condolences to you and all who knew her Drew!! It was a pleasure to have met her recently. Praying for you and your family!
    ❤️Erin (Fowler) Burger

  • Drew,
    I have thought of you often over the past few years and right now my heart is breaking for you. So very sorry for your tragic loss. I am praying for God’s peace and strength for you and the entire Denzer and Emerson families.
    Sra. Jones

  • I am so very sorry to learn about the loss of Quinn and Blair. While I only had the pleasure of knowing her a short while, she was certainly someone who made an impact on my life. She will be greatly missed!

  • Denzer and Emerson Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. Although I did not know Quinn I know she came from a great family and my prayers are with you at this time.

    Hugs to all.

  • Denzer /Emerson Family
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all for the loss of your dear daughter and granddaughter .God be with you and give you strength and peace.

  • Was shocked to hear of Quinn’s passing. I have known her for just over a year, but thought the world of her. She was intelligent, passionate, kind, willing to give her time to help out charities such as New Directions and had a big heart. So sorry for all of your losses! Quinn was a star on earth and will be a star in heaven.

  • Bob and Brenda Schultze says:
    July 25, 2018

    To Quinn’s loving family:
    We are saddened to hear of the sudden death of Quinn and baby Blaire. It is difficult to comprehend all of the sadness and grief the family and loved ones of Quinn must be going through at this time. May the knowledge of God’s love provide comfort and strength to your family in all the days ahead as you navigate your grief .
    With our deepest sympathy.
    Bob and Brenda Schultze

  • Dear Drew and the Denzer family,
    I am so very sorry for your great loss. I had the privilege of meeting and working with Quinn when she interned in Akron. Quinn always had a smile on her face, was always positive, and was such a wonderful person to be around. Whenever she was given something to do, she went above and beyond expectations. The world has lost a very bright light all too soon. Know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained two beautiful souls.

  • Dear Drew, Denzer family, Debbie and Jon,
    I never had the pleasure of meeting Quinn. Through friends and family in Mt. Vernon, I have heard only truly wonderful things about her. It seems all who knew her are better for it. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts, my prayers, and my heart. Love to you all.

  • Drew,
    Doug and I want you to know our thoughts and prayers go out to you. As I read through the condolences, Quinn was such a beautiful person; wish I could have known her. We are so very sorry for your losses and hope you find some comfort in knowing that friends are praying for you.
    Doug and Debbie Taylor

  • The entire Psychology Department at the College of Wooster sends our condolences. I was especially fortunate to work one-on-one with Quinn as her I.S. advisor. It was also my pleasure to write letters of recommendation for Quinn as she applied to graduate school in school psychology. I wanted to share a paragraph from one letter I wrote back in 2008:

    One of Quinn’s greatest challenges this year is the design, execution, and analysis of her Senior Independent Study. Throughout this process, I have been consistently impressed with her performance. She has integrated concepts from social psychology, sociology, and organizational psychology into her project. Quinn carefully scrutinizes her own work, making sure her project is grounded in psychology, yet has implications for a wider range of social topics. Quinn has approached this challenge with enthusiasm, hard work, and conscientiousness. The topic of her study is the effect of hair color, gender, and job type on evaluations of job candidates. Her study is one of the few empirical studies to examine “gingerism” using an experimental method. Quinn’s enthusiasm for this project comes from her personal experience as a member of this sometimes stigmatized group. I believe her concern for understanding stigma, whether because of hair color, cultural background, or learning challenges, makes her a perfect match for a school psychology graduate program.

  • My sincerest condolences to John, Bob, and the entire Denzer-Emerson family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Drew and Denzer family,
    We pray that through this period of unimaginable pain you feel the warmth and love of family and friends holding you near. There are no words of comfort that will help now but we will pray that your love for Quinn and Blaire will bring you comfort and peace. Our hearts are broken for you all.
    Sharon and Richard Gill

  • Prayers for the family. May you find strength and healing during this difficult time.

    Scott Burnside and family

  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort for our family in the great loss of Quinn and her baby girl Blair..There are no words to help you through this…but faith and love will carry you on…May God bless you all and keep you in his care..and may Quinn and Blair rest peacefully in Heaven with Him.. So heart-breaking and sad for all of us. Love and Hugs Always, Brother/Uncle Clare and Cousins Dave and Melanie Blauch Archer.

  • Dear Jon, Debbie, Drew, and the Denzer family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you at this sad time. Sincerely, Valerie, Evelyn, and Russ McManis

  • Dear Denzer and Emerson Family
    We just found out about your devestating loss and words cannot fully convey our feelings about Quinn who we remember as this bright, beautiful girl going to school. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Chris, Sharon and Ryan Kapp

  • So very saddened and sorry for your enormous loss of two beautiful lives and all the hopes and dreams the future held. May the many wonderful memories, love and light of Quinn’s life bring some relief to your grief and sorrow. I pray the great, gentle Comforter will come and hold your broken hearts and dreams, and breathe some peace into your souls. May you find a way to honor the Lord and all Quinn stood for and carry on her message in life.
    I only met Dr. Quinn once and it was earlier this year at a students home. I was immediately impressed with her demeanor. She was poised, kind, well spoken and I thought proud of her accomplishments. She shared that she was pregnant and her excitement over this blessing was contagious. I remember she had a water bottle with her and it leaked onto the carpet by the spot where she was sitting. I don’t know why but this little memory brings me a smile. I just pray for healing, grace, peace and comfort for you now.

  • John, Debra, Drew and family,

    Our hearts are incredibly heavy for you, and we think of you every day as we ask God to walk closely with you through this. However, our sorrow on your behalf could not begin to equate with your grief. When I first heard about it, I could think of many scripture verses that I wanted to share with you. But honestly, right now I really don’t have a clue what to say, except that we are so very sorry. We will pray for you continually.

  • Dear John and family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers on the unfathomable and tragic loss of Quinn and Blair. May their precious memories forever live on not only in your hearts, but also in the hearts of the many students that she so positively impacted.

    Lynn Case & Family

  • Drew, John, Debra, Jon, Debbie, and family

    I am extremely sorry for your losses. I did not know Quinn, but her memories that were shared, tells me she was a very wonderful young lady inside and out.
    May God hold you in his protective arms. While, this doesn’t make sense to us. Her legacy lives on. Take care of yourselves, knowing she and Blair are being well taken care of.
    Love, Teresa