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In Memory of

Laurel Emalyn Szorcsik

September 14, 1997 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


Laurel Emalyn Szorcsik, 19, left this earth on September 11, 2017, surrounded by family.

She was a beautiful young woman with a smile that would brighten a cloudy day and turn rain into sunshine. She had many loves but above all those her beloved horse Soxie and also her cat Riley, and her dog Major. She also loved Camp Carson, any barn with horses, and all animals large, small, scaly and furry. Laurel loved unconditionally and lived life to the fullest despite having a terminal illness. Laurel had a number of dear friends...

Laurel Emalyn Szorcsik, 19, left this earth on September 11, 2017, surrounded by family.

She was a beautiful young woman with a smile that would brighten a cloudy day and turn rain into sunshine. She had many loves but above all those her beloved horse Soxie and also her cat Riley, and her dog Major. She also loved Camp Carson, any barn with horses, and all animals large, small, scaly and furry. Laurel loved unconditionally and lived life to the fullest despite having a terminal illness. Laurel had a number of dear friends that not only loved her but provided her with great joy, much needed support and unwavering kindness. She graduated from Signature High School in Evansville, Class of 2016 and continued to pursue her dream of working with animals while attending Murray State University.

Laurel was born September 14th, 1997 and is preceded in death by her mother, Katie Szorcsik, and cousin, Alex Roberts.

She is survived by her father, Dennis Szorcsik, and her sister, Rowan Szorcsik, brothers, Drew and Alex Heichelbech; grandparents, Don and Mary Tedford, and Butch and Jo Evans; aunts, Brenda Szorcsik Roberts, Linda Szorcsik Goss, Mindy Tedford Bennett, Kerry Hayes; uncles: Tom Roberts, Donnie, Robert and Rick Tedford and respective spouses; cousins, Chelsey, Katie, Jordan, Keisha and Clinton; and niece, Tucker.
Additional family include the respective spouses, significant others and children of her aunts, uncles and cousins. She also has many nieces and nephews along with foster dogs, cats, and a pig that were her family.

The family wishes to thank the many caring staff at Riley's Children's Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis IN. St Mary's Hospital and Oncology and Hematology Associates in Evansville IN. Murry Calloway County Hospital and the Murray Cancer Center in Murray KY. A special thank you goes to Dr. Daniel Rushing, Charlotte Money RN, Dr. Mark Turrentine, Dr. Vivian Cook, Dr. Ahmadi and Dr. Lorretta Garretson and the awesome team at Riley's Children's Hospital Cardiac Floor.

Visitation will be held 4-8 PM on Friday, September 15th, 2017, at Alexander East Chapel. A Celebration of Laurel's life will be held Saturday September 16th, 2017. Details will be at the visitation.

Expressions of condolence can be made to PAAWS, Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Camp Carson, and College for Cancer.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11a