Megan D. Vance

  • Born: November 23, 1986
  • Died: December 18, 2015
  • Location: Walford, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

On December 18, 2015, Megan Diane Vance, at the age of 29, lost a long courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic melanoma.

Megan was born November 23, 1986 in Jefferson, Iowa, the daughter of Craig Hanson and LuAnn Berger. She attended and graduated from Sigourney High School. She then went on to earn a Level 3 Paraeducator degree from Kirkwood Community College. Megan was united in marriage to Nicholas J. Vance on September 1, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, Ia. She used her time and talents to work at Kennedy High School, as well as Kenwood and Monroe Elementary with profoundly disabled children. She would light up the children and staff with her beautiful personality, and love. She adored her school children! Megan loved following the Iowa Hawkeyes and was usually dressed in Hawkeye attire. Beau, her loving dog, was always entertaining her and brought great joy to her life.

Megan is survived by her husband, Nick of Walford; mother, LuAnn Berger of Sigourney; father, Craig Hanson of Callender; one sister, Allison Hanson of Sigourney; and two brothers, Ben Hanson of Delta and Tyler Hanson of Walford. Megan is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A prayer service will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at St. Mary's Hall following the prayer service from 4:00 – 8:00p.m. Megan wished to be cremated. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Arc of East Central Iowa- Cedar Rapids or Hospice of Mercy – Cedar Rapids. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Megan's family and her services.