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Emalee A. Boddy (nee Haines)


A candid photo of Emalee A. Boddy smiling and laughing in the company of her loved ones

Emalee A. Boddy (nee Haines), age 39 of Eastlake, passed away April 2nd, 2023 at home surrounded by her family. She was born August 2nd, 1983 in Zanesville, Ohio.

Emalee was a nurse at the VA Hospital in Cleveland and Parma. She was inspirational, had charisma and a ton of sass. She lit up the room whenever she entered and was great with helping others. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Emalee is the loving wife of William J. Boddy Sr.; beloved mother of William J. Boddy Jr.; dearest daughter of Laurie Haines and Ronald Haines; cherished sister of Jessica (Scott) Hannah and Adam Haines; granddaughter of Larry (Mary Lynne) Ashbaugh and the late Gila and Al Broadwater, William and Tazuko Haines; niece of many aunts and uncles; cousin and aunt of many, friend to all.

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20 Replies to “Emalee A. Boddy (nee Haines)”

  1. The Komlosy Family April 17, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Anytime I see a sunflower I will think of Em and the light she radiated! May her soul Eternal Rest in Peace.


  2. I am so thankful to have had Em in my life! Her spunk and sass kept everyone on their toes. She always had a positive word to say no matter what the situation. She will be missed by the Butcher family and she will always be with us.

    Love you all ❤️


  3. My dearest heart felt condolences go to Bill a family, ‘Em was a great person ! She will surely be missed by all RIP


  4. Therese Spickler April 17, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Emily to all of our laughs and daily pictures of William that we shared. You will be forever missed! Your nurse mate! Xxoxo!


  5. Teresa Russell April 17, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Emalee had such a beautiful personality. She made everyone laugh. She was willing to step up at work and do the things no one else wanted to do. She was incredibly intelligent. I miss her lovely smile and warm heart.


  6. Barbara and David Fitzpatrick April 17, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Emalee was always a ray of light at the V.I.P Salon. She was such a beautiful person and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family.


  7. Ashlee Jackson April 17, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    I’ll never forget her smile and laugh. Emalee was a great friend and she will be dearly missed.


  8. Maryanne & Lenny Rich April 17, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May Emalee be in God’s loving care.


  9. Versiecummings April 17, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    My deepest condolences to Laurie and the family and friends for God’s blessings of comfort.j


  10. My deepest sympathy to you Bill and your family.


  11. Deepest sympathy to Billy, Will and her parents and family. My dear friend before and after Will, before and after Covid, before and after her illness. A joy to work with and have for a friend. The bravest fighter I’ve had the honor to know and love.


  12. Emily was the best friend ever. If God created the perfect person that was her, if God give somebody the biggest heart full of life and love for all of us there was her heart. She was wonderful for person, I’m so happy I did know her . We all lost somebody very special ,beautiful woman, mother and daughter.


  13. I was very fortunate to work with Emalee. Besides being a good hearted soul, she was an exceptional nurse. She was a great asset to the team. She will always be missed by the veterans and staff at the Parma VA. My most heartfelt condolences to Emalee’s family, may God help you find comfort in this difficult time.


  14. Bill and families please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. I will pray to the Lord to give you all strength in your time of great sorrow. God Bless!


  15. Trish (AKA Mama) Skrjanc April 17, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    My sincere deepest sympathies to Bill, William and all of Emalee’s family. She was the most beautiful person that ever crossed my path. It was my pleasure to have called her my friend. May God welcome her into his loving arms and may she rest peacefully for eternity. Thanks for all of the memories my friend. Love you Emalee❤️


  16. Mike Castrigano April 17, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Emalee was a nice person you will ever met. She was best cutting my hair. Emalee rest in peace.


  17. Emalee was one of the sweetest, kindest, caring person that I have ever met. She always went above and beyond to make sure her residents were very well taken care of. She will be truly missed. My condolences to the family. Rest in Heaven Angel.


  18. Scotty Antonion April 17, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Emily was my girl.
    ( she had a gift. she made everyone feel like they were good friends.)
    We not only worked in the trenches in the bar business, but also went to nursing school together. She was an incredible woman. She had a beautiful inner beauty that made you feel lucky to be her friend, made you feel a little better during a hard day, made you feel privileged for her listening to your silly life stories.
    I pray for comfort for her family,,,, great folks..,,.
    I just want to express how much I loved her. i miss her, already. I/we were blessed to have gotten to share in her warmth of that little fireball. Rest in peace, my friend.


  19. Emalee, I will always think of you and what I learned from you in our short time together. Your ability to laugh and continue to love life. You never complained, ever. You always wanted to find joy in the day and find something positive about it. Your strength and courage were like no other I have ever known. I will miss you dear friend. God speed. May you rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.


  20. Danielle Church April 17, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Em always had the most addictive laugh that would brighten up the room. Our last text message will remain with me forever. That “hey girl” introduction will forever be missed. Rest peacefully hun.


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