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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss, May our prays be with you.

Posted by Ed.&Marlene Gorvin - Mahomet, IL   December 25, 2015

My heart goes out to you for the deep loss you must be feeling for your beloved Megan. May you find comfort in prayer and one another.
Jeremiah 29:12,13

Posted by A friend   December 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss. I know Megan, John and Maria are happy in God's arms, laughing and playing together.

Posted by Janet Brooks - Hiawatha, IA - parent of student   December 21, 2015

Love, thoughts, and prayers are being sent out to your family, friends, and loved ones, Megan. Rest in peace beautiful angel.

Posted by Stacey Lilienthal - Des Moines, IA - friend   December 21, 2015

The word Death looks ugly, cold, alone. It really isn't. Its a New Beginning. It's going to Heaven to be with "Our Father...", to receive your wings, to be with others who have gone before. It's how each perceives it.
Megan and Nick had more in their time together than some have in a lifetime. Love. Unconditional Love.
Megan touched many lives. The hurt is there, but Thoughts and Memories battle the hurting.

Faith, Love, Family, Friends. That is Megan!

Randy S

Posted by Randy S    December 21, 2015

So sorry for the loss of your beloved Meagan. I knew Nick through "Evergreen Pkg " and heard many lovely stories of Meagan and Beau. She was a true angel on earth. Such a loss. So very sorry.

Posted by connie smith - central city, IA - friend   December 21, 2015

It's only been a little more than 24 hours since you passed and it feels like a lifetime. You touched the lifes and hearts of so many people in the short time you were here. Amazing - caring - compassionate - loving and giving are just a few words that come to mind when I think of you. Your laughter was contagious and sassyness remained until the end. We can only imagine what you went through and yet you still brought smiles and laughter to those who surrounded you. My love for you will never fade and I will hold onto the memories until we are reunited again!! Watch over us angel!

Posted by Mom - Sigourney, IA - Mom   December 19, 2015

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