EMILY N. BURNELL, 35 of New Bremen, died at 4:31 A.M. on February 26, 2018 at the Auglaize County Group Home, in Wapakoneta, following a brief illness. She was born on April 4, 1982 to the late Alice (Harlow) Burnell who died on September 13, 2005, and Dennis Burnell who survives in New Bremen, along with his wife Susan (Annen – Ritter) Burnell. Also surviving are Emily’s siblings Molly (Jay) Schwartz of St. Henry, Nathan (Sarah) Burnell of Charleston, SC, and Amy (Tom) Wilker of New Bremen, her nephew and nieces; JJ Schwartz, Allison, Grace, Lilly, Libby, and Lexi Wilker.
Emily attended the ABC Center in New Bremen since she was two years old. As she grew older, she began spending time at Auglaize Industries, where she enjoyed the camaraderie of her fellow peers for nearly 20 years. She played baseball with the Little Sluggers Baseball Team, and enjoyed the OSU Buckeyes. She loved music, she enjoyed the various outings with Auglaize Industries, taking pontoon rides on the lake, and spending time with her nephew and nieces. She was known for her sweet tooth, especially her love of ice cream.