Burcham Tobias Funeral Home

119 East Main Street, Fairborn, OH


Emily Nicole Okan

December 27, 1999January 3, 2020

OKAN, Emily age 20, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at her residence; after complications from heart surgery. Emily was born in Dayton, Ohio. Daughter of Ted Okan and Kelly Cardiff. Emily was a graduate of Xenia High School and worked at the McDonald’s in New Lebanon. She was an avid reader who enjoyed watching YouTube videos and Disney on her cell phone. She also enjoyed listening to her favorite singer Billie Eilish. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Dustin Cardiff. Along with her parents, Emily is survived by her siblings; Logan, Isaiah, Kiersten, Lilianna, and Dakotis, grandparents; Linda Cardiff, Allen and Mary Okan, aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous loved ones and extended family. Memorial contributions can be made to Wright Patterson Credit Union in Emily Okan’s name.


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Emily Nicole Okan

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Dekotis miles

January 11, 2020

RIP sis love you im soo sad about that and i talked to you the day befor love

Pat Banaszak

January 11, 2020

Ted and family, I am so saddened about your loss. Losing a child is not supposed to happen but sometimes it does and it so hurts. Please remember the good memories you shared about Emily and know our prayers are with you Monday. Pat and David Banaszak

Kelly Okan

January 10, 2020

I remember the day I gave birth to you ,2 days after Christmas and 4 days before the millennium I had never seen ur Dad so happy when he knew that everything was good and healthy with you, he couldn't stop smiling and after all our friends left it was just you,daddy , grandma Cardiff and me, grandma picked you up and layed you down and made sure you had all 10 fingers and 10 toes. Emily what made you so special is that you were the very first grandbaby on both sides of the family and nothing will ever change the fact that you my sweet angel were first and very special to each and everyone of both sides. Emily I loved being ur mother and even though I didn't do what I was supposed to do, I promise you baby that from now on I will live my life through you and I will live life to the fullest and I will be there for ur little brother Dekotis. I don't think I will ever fully recover from this but I know that you are ok, I have already felt you right by my side and all the dimes that just started to appear right after you passed, I know you are ok....I love you so much Emily,Mommy

Loretta Swedberg

January 10, 2020

Ted and your family, so sorry for your loss,to young,you have an Angel in heaven, she is in God's loving arm's, God bless, I understand you want her in your arms. She lives in your heart now. Love Loretta Kruse Swedberg

John Dugan

January 10, 2020

My wife and I remember when Emily was a flower girl in our wedding. She will surely be missed. We love you Emily.

Angela Okan

January 9, 2020

Emily, I still remember how excited I was when you were born. I still have the announcement I got by email the day you were born because I lived in New Orleans at that time. I also remember how worried you were after hurricane Katrina hit and you thought you saw my cat on the news in the flood water. I was lucky to have been able to have you live with me and get to see you graduate high school. I miss you so much.

Aunt Donna

January 9, 2020

I remember the day you were born you made me a great aunt for the first time. You had many struggles in life, never gave up and was a strong young lady. You are with Jesus now "Be Not Afraid" l love & miss you so much. Great Aunt Donna

Kayla Goforth

January 8, 2020

Will forever cherish and remember homecoming and getting you all dolled up. i know you’ll keep watching over your little brothers and sisters ❤️ We love and miss you very much, fly high princess.

Charlotte Lambert

January 8, 2020

She helped me through a lot and always helped me keep a smile on my face 😭❤️ We love you em and we will miss you babygirl