August 2, 2018

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 7:00 PM Restoration Park Church


Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at Restoration Park Church

Emma Katherine Shroades, 18yrs, of Donnelsville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Kettering Medical Center.

She was born January 5, 2000 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of Jim & Sarah (May) Shroades. Emma graduated from Tecumseh High School on June 4th, 2018. Although she was undecided on her college plans, she loved children and had expressed an interest in early childhood or elementary education. She played several years of rec softball and especially loved her last year playing because of the close friends she had as teammates. Emma loved country music and hoped that someday she would have a country-themed wedding. Emma was a free spirit who marched to the beat of her own drum. She was a loving, kind, generous, gentle, and compassionate daughter, sister, and friend, and cared deeply about others, always putting them ahead of herself. She had a great sense of humor and was always quick to laugh at her Dad's corny jokes, even when no one else would. There will never be enough words to describe who Emma was and how she changed our lives for the better. Emma will live on in our laughter, in our memories, and in our hearts. Even though she is no longer physically with us, she will continue to give her gift of life to others, as an organ donor. There will forever be a void in our hearts, but we were blessed to have Emma with us, and we cherish the light of her love and beautiful soul that she shined on all of us.

She is survived by her parents, her sisters, Lauren and Rachel Shroades; maternal grandmother, Carolyn May; aunts, Becky Ingledue, Julie (Dennis) Walton, Molly (Tom) Mostyn, Christi (Brian) Neumann; uncles, John May and Craig (Kris) Shroades; cousins, Ashlea, Erica, Jordan, Jessica, Katherine, Andrew, and Steven; and loving, kind, and committed friends, too numerous to mention.

Emma is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Patricia Lee Clum; paternal grandfather, Franklin Leroy Shroades; maternal grandfather, William Robert May; and dear friend and doting "uncle", Matthew Pezzopane.

Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in the Restoration Park Church, 55 Restoration Park Dr. in Medway with Elder Jacob Berner officiating. Family will receive friends 4 hours prior to the service from 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Emma's memory to a charity of the donor's choice.

Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

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Diana Wheelen - Aug 23, 2018
Sarah, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I hope you find comfort and love in memories of Emma.
Matt Dicke - Aug 9, 2018
So saddened and heartbroken to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers go out to the Shroades and Mays. Peace and comfort to you all.
Dennis Furlong - Aug 7, 2018
Jim and Sarah, So sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Deb Powell - Aug 7, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you
Someone who cares - Aug 7, 2018
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 My sincere condolences to the Shroades family and those who knew and loved Emma on the unexpected loss of your dear loved one. The Bible promises at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29 of a resurrection, which is a sure hope of being reunited with our dead loved ones. For more information visit JW.ORG and click on Bible teachings; Can the dead really live again in the search area. Wishing you peace and comfort.
Todd Daly - Aug 6, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how you feel. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. 🙏
Greenberg family - Aug 6, 2018
We are so very, very sorry for your tragic loss. Ryan and family wish to send condolences and prayers to Lauren and her family at this difficult time. ❤️
Melinda Vieu - Aug 6, 2018
Jim, Sarah and family- I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain and will be praying for peace and strength for all of you. Sending you love and my thoughts and prayers. Melinda Vieu
Rosetta Bennett - Aug 6, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss of Emma , I am praying for your family.
Peter Wung - Aug 6, 2018
Jim and Family. I am saddened by Emma's passing. My thoughts are with you on this, the worst of times for you. My deepest condolences. Pete Wung
Deanna Markley - Aug 6, 2018
Jim & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers
Diana Vandenberg - Aug 6, 2018
Jim and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace in God as you mourn the loss of your beautiful daughter. Your family is in my prayers.
Matt Scott - Aug 6, 2018
Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Dick and Wanda Rozell - Aug 6, 2018
We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Juanita Griffin - Aug 6, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss, I didn't know her well, but when I met her she was a very sweet girl.
Cheryl McReynolds - Aug 6, 2018
Jim and Sarah and family, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy.
Mindy Dysinger - Aug 6, 2018
Sara, Jim and Girls: My heart aches for you. I will talk with Jesus and ask Him to comfort you and guide you through. Love you all.
Ruth Lawson - Aug 6, 2018
Jim & Sarah, My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that somehow you will have the strength to get through the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeremiah Mattingly - Aug 6, 2018
Jim & Family, I am so sorry to hear. I will be praying that God will grant you strength and endurance through this time, as you grieve and honor her memory.
Constance Wills - Aug 6, 2018
There simply are no words that express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
John Bayless - Aug 6, 2018
Jim and family, my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time. Prayers, peace and strength be with you.
Jim Steele - Aug 6, 2018
Dear Jim and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My oldest son is just a year older than Emma, I cannot believe the heartache you must be going through. The Steele family has you in our hears and our prayers.
Laura Raskay - Aug 6, 2018
I cannot begin to fathom what your are going through, but please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this truly difficult time.
Howard&Heather Richardson - Aug 6, 2018
Jim, our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. Our prayers, peace and strength be with you.
Craig - Aug 6, 2018
Aunt Kris and I are so terribly heartbroken with your loss, but we know that your life lives on in others now. Spread your eternal wings and fly sweet angel....we will see you again one day in heaven!!
Tracy (Fugate) Furderer - Aug 6, 2018
Jim - I cant begin to tell you how sorry I am for your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers - Tracy
Michele Blake - Aug 6, 2018
Jim and Sarah and family, I am so terribly sorry for your unexpected loss. Words cannot express my sympathy. Having an 18 year old myself... I just don’t have the words. Sometimes we don’t understand God’s plan but he must have one for your lovely Emma. I am sorry I am not able to attend the service as I recently had surgery but please know you are all in my prayers. - Michele Blake
Phil Wilson - Aug 6, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain and sadness that you must be going through. My prayers are with you and your family.

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