Lorie Michelle (Emmert) Kurelic
May 22, 1974 ‒ June 14, 2020
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.
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