Emily Marie Ankenbauer (nee Brandenburg) age 37 years, a faithful and devoted disciple of Jesus, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Emily was a graduate of McAuley High School and attended Xavier University. She was the former Director of Education for the Goddard School and was later self- employed in Sales. Beloved wife of Donald Ankenbauer. Loving mother of Ethan, Alana and Kaylyn Zoz and step mother of Carly, Mallory and Kaden Ankenbauer and bonus mom to her nephew, Carter Bradley. Cherished daughter of Ginger (Greenwell) Brandenburg and Garrie L. Brandenburg. Cherished sister of Jennifer (Josh) Bradley, Joe (Jill) Brandenburg and Mark (Maggie) Brandenburg. Loving aunt of Genesis, Karis and Selah Brandenburg. Daughter in law of Marilyn and Wally Stacey and Sister in law of Heather (Brian) Sykora and Dennis (Michelle) Profitt.
Visitation will be held at Neidhard Young Funeral Home, 7401 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy (45231) on Monday, August 12 from 5-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held at Fairfield West Baptist Church, 5345 Muskopf Road, Fairfield, OH (45014) on Tuesday August 13 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations for her children would be deeply appreciated by her family. Please donate to an account created for the benefit of Ethan, Alana and Kaylyn Zoz, with a check made payable to Donald Ankenbauer, or directly deposited to PNC bank account #4152611087. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home during the visitation.