Lorie Michelle (Emmert) Kurelic

May 22, 1974 ‒ June 14, 2020

Newark, Ohio

Lorie Michelle (Emmert) Kurelic, a happy, sarcastic, playful, loving, all around amazing, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 at Licking Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family and friends.

Lorie was born May 22, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio to Larry and Lois Emmert, who survive.  Lorie grew up in Sunbury along with her sisters, attended Big Walnut Schools and graduated from Big Walnut High School, Class of 1992.

During her high school years Lorie won three state championships and two national championships twirling baton and was also a majorette in the band for four years.  She participated in an exhibition and mentoring program that traveled to Hawaii and Disney in Japan where she taught baton twirling the American way.  After graduation Lorie became very passionate about caring for animals and veterinary medicine while working at MedVet.

Lorie was a very devoted, loving and nurturing mother to her three children. They were her greatest accomplishments in life and her light and her world.

In 2012 Lorie felt a calling to become a nurse. She began her nursing education at Fortis College, graduating and passing her state boards to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2014.  She immediately enrolled into the Registered Nursing program at Hondros College, graduating and passing her state boards to become a Registered Nurse in 2016.  Upon graduation Lorie felt another calling, this time to become a hospice nurse. She began her career at the Inpatient Care Center at Licking Memorial Hospital, owned and operated by Hospice of Central Ohio.  Hospice nursing became her passion where she not only cared for those who were coming to the end of life, but she also compassionately comforted the families and friends of the patients.

Lorie was preceded in death by fathers-in-law, James Kurelic and Michael Iacoboni

Lorie is survived by her husband, Shane Kurelic; daughter, Kerigan Weaver; sons, Jackson Weaver and Ryder Copley;  parents, Larry and Lois Emmert; sisters, Kim (Damien) Hock and Chris (Tony) Croson; mother-in-law, Penny Kurelic; sister-in-law  and brother-in-law, Ryan and Amy Dunlap; nieces, Darian Croson and Alyssa Hock; nephews, Quinten Hock and Jacob Dunlap; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial Service will he held at 7 PM Friday, June 19, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving visitors from 5 PM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Central Ohio in Lorie’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kurelic family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.

  • Heaven gained an Angel the day Lorie passed away. Lorie was a blessing in the lives of all who knew her. She was strong, courageous, and an amazing person. It was so easy to see the love she had for her family and friends by the smile she showed on her face when she looked at them.
    She will be missed more than words can say.
    When your loved one becomes a memory… Your memories become treasures.
    Rest easy Lorie. She you in Heaven.

  • Dear Shane and all family,
    I cannot imagine the depth of sorrow each of you feels now. You had so many plans and dreams of life together with your wife, your mother, your daughter, sister, daughter and siste-in-law and aunt and friend.
    Lorie accomplished so much in her short life. How proud you must be of her and I know you will carry that pride and love with you always as she touched your lives so personally.
    I am sorry I am unable to attend Lorie’s service and visit you in person. My heart is with you, my condolences are with you and and my prayers are with you.
    Joan Fischer

  • Lorie was such an amazing person. She handled every struggle with her health so well. So saddened by her passing and will miss her so much. Will be praying for your family during this difficult time.

  • Remember when she was small,Coming to mom&dads.So sorry for family loss.Prayers are with you Lois&Larry&the whole family. Love&Prayers Jeanne {Carr}Good

  • Shane,
    You always spoke of Lorie with love and admiration. She was obviously an amazing person. I’m deeply sorry you and your three children didn’t have more time with her.
    Prayers to all of you.

  • I’m so sorry and heart broken to hear of Lories passing. I ask God to please comfort Larry and Lois and the family all her loved ones and blessed each of them. Please be with her kids and husband lord I pray you help them through their grief lord. I remember Lorie coming to the house when she was younger, and so proud of how she became a awesome person who helped others. God welcome her in your home.
    With Love and Sympathy, Carol (Carr) and John Young and Family

  • Mike and I send our deepest condolences for you, the kids and yours and Lorie’s families. It’s a hard road ahead but you’ll feel her along your path. Prayers for strength and healing comfort for all of you.

  • I was blessed to know Lorie as she started out her career as a new RN with the hospice inpatient unit. I normally don’t hire new or newer grads but she had that something special. She wanted so much to be a RN and hospice nurse and I could tell she had the heart for it and something special. I wish she could have had more time to experience her hospice job in the fullest as I know she would have touched many lives. She was bright, bubbly, caring, and sweet, and a hard worker. I am blessed to have known her, even if it was only for short time. I know she loved her children and Shane very much. My condolences to all.

  • Thinking of all of you and hoping all of your wonderful memories comfort you. We’re so very sorry for your losS and send so much love and friendship your way.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Shane, every time you spoke of her you had a smile on your face. She was definitely a special lady.

    May her memory be eternal. My sincerest condolences.

  • I had the opportunity to work with Lorie at Hospice of Central Ohio. What an amazing, funny, happy, and wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Wishing Lorie Eternal Peace and Deepest Sympathy to the Emmert and Kurelic Families.

  • I am very sorry for your loss and send my heartfelt condolences. I am a friend of Lorie’s sister, Kim, and I have fond memories of her wonderful baton twirling growing up. It’s clear she grew up to be an accomplished and caring nurse and loving wife and mother.