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Emily Cooley

January 05, 2017

Emily Kristine Cooley, age 20, of Milan, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 5, 2017.

She was born July 26, 1996 in Sandusky, OH and was a 2015 graduate of Edison High School where she was active in Majorettes, Drama, Band, Chargerettes and Baton Academy Twirlers of Norwalk. She was also involved in BGSU Firelands' Carol Crane Theater, and was a graduate of EHOVE Exercise Sciences. She was known as one of a kind and had a bubbly personality. She always had a smile and made others smile and never hesitated to extend a hand to a stranger. Her family wants to express to her friends that when you know something is wrong, even at the risk of losing a friendship, please reach out and speak out. Emily struggled with drug addiction, and even after a year in a Florida rehabilitation center she returned back to her hometown familiar friends, and overdosed.

She is survived by her grandparents, Mike Borzon of Wakeman, Paul Uther of Fort Myers, FL, Doug (Alexis) Barman of New London and Sandy (Lorenzo) Hood of Sandusky; father, Shane Cooley of MO; mother, Kimberly Barman of Milan; siblings, Jordan Barman of Collins, Shalyn Barman of Monroeville, Taylor Cooley of Milan, Austin Barman of Monroeville and Justin Cooley of Milan; special aunts, Krista (Mike) Moser of Milan and Krystal Varnado of Amite, LA and several other aunts, uncles and cousins; one niece and one nephew; and her Godfather, Manny Mendez.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Sharon Borzon; and a grandfather, Kirk Varnado.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 by the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk, also Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Olena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family. Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Emily Kristine Cooley, age 20, of Milan, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 5, 2017.

She was born July 26, 1996 in Sandusky, OH and was a 2015 graduate of Edison High School where she was active in Majorettes, Drama, Band, Chargerettes and Baton Academy Twirlers of Norwalk. She was also involved in BGSU Firelands' Carol Crane Theater, and was a graduate of EHOVE Exercise Sciences. She was known as one of a kind and had a bubbly personality. She always had a smile and made others smile and never hesitated to extend a hand to a stranger. Her family wants to express to her friends that when you know something is wrong, even at the risk of losing a friendship, please reach out and speak out. Emily struggled with drug addiction, and even after a year in a Florida rehabilitation center she returned back to her hometown familiar friends, and overdosed.

She is survived by her grandparents, Mike Borzon of Wakeman, Paul Uther of Fort Myers, FL, Doug (Alexis) Barman of New London and Sandy (Lorenzo) Hood of Sandusky; father, Shane Cooley of MO; mother, Kimberly Barman of Milan; siblings, Jordan Barman of Collins, Shalyn Barman of Monroeville, Taylor Cooley of Milan, Austin Barman of Monroeville and Justin Cooley of Milan; special aunts, Krista (Mike) Moser of Milan and Krystal Varnado of Amite, LA and several other aunts, uncles and cousins; one niece and one nephew; and her Godfather, Manny Mendez.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Sharon Borzon; and a grandfather, Kirk Varnado.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 by the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk, also Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Olena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family. Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Justin Smallwood

Berlin Heights, OH, United States
January 11, 2017

Emily was a great friend she was so sweet and I really want to send my condolences to the family I really miss you em rip

Vicki

Uniontown, PA
January 10, 2017

Sending my deepest condolences to you all. Thank you for sharing her story and helping to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction. I am the mother of a (6year) recovering addict. God Bless.

Stephanie Nelson

Port Clinton, OH
January 10, 2017

Sending my love prayers to you and your family. We lost a loved one to heroin just before Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing her story. Reaching out saves lives. ????

Gina Wnorowski

Flat Rock, OH, United States
January 10, 2017

I lost my son, 31, who left behind a 10-year-old son, to a fetanyl laced heroin injection in 2014. I admire your extraordinary strength that shows through the words you chose in her obituary. I am so very sorry for your loss, I can feel your pain.

Julie Peterson

Norwalk, OH, Usa
January 09, 2017

Kim, I am so sorry for your loss! I remember Emily from baton she was a beautiful sweet girl. I have not lost a child but know your pain of watching your child go thru herion addiction. I pray everyday my boys beat the battle of addiction. You are a strong person and I pray your honesty saves even 1 from this horrible disease!

Ruthie

January 09, 2017

I did not know Emily. But want to express my deepest sympathy. After reading this, I really missed out on meeting a special young lady. I wish that more people could be friendly and helpful like her. Thank you for sending a message to others about this terrible drug disease during such a sad time for you family. prayers to you all.

Sanabria Family

Milan, OH
January 09, 2017

God bless your family during this time. We are thankful for the times we have had with Emily, she was a kind, loving person who wasn't afraid to laugh and love.

Shawntee

Fremont, OH
January 09, 2017

I don't know you or your daughter but
I wanted to send my condolences and thank you for sharing Emily's story . It was on Facebook and will help so many people. Thank you

Angel Musser

Sandusky, OH
January 09, 2017

Deepest sympathy to Emily's family. Although the only time i really got to spend with her was when my sister, Amie babysat Emily, Justin, and Taylor when we were younger. She was kind hearted even as a young girl. Praying for each of you. May God wrap His loving arms around you all during this difficult time.

Donna imus

Milan, OH, Usa
January 08, 2017

Emily was such a bright happy face that I will always remember. I had her at KFC at the Methodist Church ...she played and sang and was very helpful whenever I needed help . She also gave the best hugs. I'm so sad to know her life was so short but I know even as a young child she touched lives with her infectious smile and giggles ..I will pray for the family that some how from this tragedy good will come .rest in peace angel

Mittie Rohner (John Rohner ' s mother)

Amite, LA, USA
January 08, 2017

Shane and family, I am sorry to hear about your daughter. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Louise Allen

Norwalk, OH, USA
January 08, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Drug addiction is a terrible thing. May God be with you and may she rest in peace.

Mark

Sheffield Village,, OH, USA
January 08, 2017

I did not know your daughter but I have lived the pain that you are living. I lost my beautiful daughter in May to a heroin overdose. To this day still the hardest thing I have had to deal with in my 45 years. May God embrace you and hold you tight in these times of sorrow. God bless.

Yvonne Oliver

Port Orange, FL, Volusia
January 08, 2017

Sorry for your loss
We are the Grandparents of the Sanabria Children
Lifting our Prayer to the Family
God bless

Shelly

Sandusky, OH
January 08, 2017

Kim, I knew Emily thru my daughter and Emily was a beautiful child inside and out. I pray God holds you and your family in his arms during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope it wakes 1 person up to the sad effects of addiction. RIH Emily????

Zakerski Family

Milan, OH
January 08, 2017

Kim, we are so VERY sorry for your loss. I couldn't imagine the heartache you and your family are experiencing. Sending many prayers!

June

Monroeville, OH, Usa
January 08, 2017

I'm so sincerely sorry for your tremendous loss! There is no understanding the pain you feel. We too have a family struggling with substance abuse. Thank you for being open about your loss, you no doubt help many others who face similar tragedy in their lives. Being ashamed is definitely not the answer. May you find peace in your lives and hope in the future! Revelation 21:3,4 is the best hope you can find! Please read and know those of us who understand stand with you in thought and prayer.

Diana Protzek

Norwalk, OH, USA
January 08, 2017

Kim and family I am so sorry for your loss, many prayers for Emily and you.

Molly Cordle

Norwalk, OH, USA
January 08, 2017

This is so heart breaking to hear. She was just an amazing and friendly person. Thoughts and prayers to all of her family and friends. God bless you Angel.. RIP?

Mike & Shirlean smith

Milan, OH, USA
January 07, 2017

Your family are in our prayers. The struggles are everywhere so I do appreciate in your time of loss reaching out to others. God bless Emily

Doreen Shutt

Norwalk, OH
January 07, 2017

Kim, I'm so very sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you and your family..

Bonnie Fraylick and family

Elyria, OH, US
January 07, 2017

So heartbroken at this news! Thank you for the message about trying to help those in danger of drug use and addiction. We hope that all of the young people who knew Emily get this message loud and clear. We are so sorry for your loss and we have been praying for you all. God bless.

Jamie Schaffer

BIG PINE KEY, FL, United States
January 07, 2017

I did not know her but my heart goes out to you in these sad times my prayers are with you and family .I am so sorry

January 07, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. Thank you though for expressing the fact that if you know of something speak out. May God bless you and your family.

Sue

Sandusky, OH, United States
January 07, 2017

I did not know her but its sad that so many lives are taken way to soon. I agree with the parents-if you suspect anything please speak up!!!

Pamela

Tampa, FL, Usa
January 07, 2017

God bless you and your family through the heartbreaking loss of your beloved daughter. May your bravery in sharing her story help another family save their loved one from a similar fate. I will keep you in my prayers.

Persephanie Sanabria

Milan, OH, USA
January 07, 2017

Emily you truly will be missed by so many. Kim and family I have prayed everyday for all of you, god bless you all. Xoxo

June Aldrich

January 07, 2017

Very sorry to hear about Emily, didn't know her too well but did hear many great things about her.

Lawrence Wilkinson

Orlando, FL, USA
January 07, 2017

May God be with this family during this time of need our condolences to you and your family sorry for your loss

Ryan frost

Milan, OH, United States
January 07, 2017

If you would like to donate to help Kim and Shane with the funeral expenses you can donate at www.gofundme.com/tx-emily-cooley

Tammy Antonio O'Brien

Bellevue, OH, United States
January 07, 2017

So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Its not right that are kids leave us first.

Frank O'Brien

Bellevue, OH, United States
January 07, 2017

I am so sorry Kim for you and your families loss! I can't imagine the loss of child. My God give you the strength and the will to get through this trying time! My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours!

Steve Carla Kobza

Berlin Heights, OH, United States
January 07, 2017

Kim we are very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Maria Diaz

Norwalk, OH, United States
January 07, 2017

Kim,
I am so sorry for your loss! I am praying for you and your family!