Emily (Spelman) Bodhi, 35, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 6, 2021.
Emily Bodhi dedicated her life to her husband, Mike, and three young children, Hailey, Piper, and Grayson. In 2018 they moved together to Cabool, Missouri. from Fort Myers, Florida, for a simpler homesteading life in order to enjoy a quiet existence where together they could enjoy and appreciate what mattered to her most: her and her family’s Buddhist beliefs and living closer to God without the interruptions and chaos of city life. Every joyous day was spent with her family in God’s care and beauty. What she loved most was sitting with her family watching the animals roam the property. She broke out in a smile every time the animals and children chased each other in play. She often said it was her greatest source of pleasure and made the hardships of homesteading life the smallest of prices to pay.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Bodhi; daughters, Hailey Bodhi, 12, and Piper Bodhi, 9; and son, Grayson Bodhi, 6. She loved as her own her stepchildren and extended family who reside in Florida, Andrew Spiller, 39, Aaron Spiller, 37, Kari-Anne Spiller, 35, and Caullin Spiller, 20; and Mary Mercier and Richard Mercier, her in-laws who loved her and accepted her as their own daughter.
She is also survived by her mother, Julie McCaffrey; stepfather, Charles Spelman; sisters, Tracy Kinnemore and Tess DeOreo; a very special nephew, Christian Fabrizi; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins that will miss her greatly.
In lieu of flowers, family respectfully requests donations be made to the Emily Bodhi Memorial Fund at Peoples Community Bank.
The family hosted a celebration of her life Saturday September 11, 2021, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Cabool Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.