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Monday, October 5, 2009

Megan's Celebration

Megan Dee Burrow
Oct. 8, 1999 - Oct. 1, 2009

Jesus came for our Megan, 9, on Thursday, October 1st, at 10:14 p.m. in her medical home, Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was surrounded by her family and friends throughout the day. Megan had an infectious laugh, a soul-reaching smile, and an open heart to all who knew her.

Megan was born on Friday, October 8, 1999, in Kalamazoo, MI. She lived in South Bend, IN, until she was five years old and participated in the South Bend Schools SNAP Program for three years. After moving to Mishawaka in 2005, Megan attended kindergarten through third grade at Liberty Elementary School. She enjoyed spending time with her classmates and loved being read to.

Megan is survived by her parents, Ken and Lori Burrow, her sister, Monica Ann, all of Mishawaka; grandparents, Janet Boes of South Bend, David and Pamela Layson of Mishawaka; and her great-grandfather, David E. Layson of Edmonds, WA. Megan had two aunts, Lisa (Clint) Custer and Licia Dee (Anthony) Gerber. She had one cousin, Olivia Dee Gerber.

Preceding her in death were her grandfather, Kenneth Boes, and her great-grandparents, Evelyn Layson, Fred and Joan Brown.

Megan had a very full life. Her family took her everywhere they went, including attending weekly church services, visits with family members, and family vacations to Seattle, WA, and the Wisconsin Dells. Although she enjoyed going places, Megan really loved being with and interacting with people of all ages. She also enjoyed classical and jazz music and men's singing voices. Megan will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

The family invites extended family, friends and acquaintances to celebrate Megan's life and memory. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6th, from 4-8 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka, IN. Her service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7th, at 1:00 in St. Mark Missionary Church, Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN. Burial will be at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.

Contributions may be made on Megan's behalf to the O'Hana Heritage Foundation at www.ohanaheritage.org or the Time Out Respite Program, c/o Professor Jayne Kendle (Nursing Department), at St. Mary's College.

5 comments:

signingcharity said...

It's beautiful and perfect.you give a beautiful glimpse of your darling girl.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful angel that heaven now has. Peace to your family.

ellen paul said...

I cant even begin to tell you how much of an impact your entire family had on my life. I feel so blessed and fortunate to be able to even be a small part of megans life. I hope you know how encouraging you all are and how much both megan and all of you lived out Christ's love everyday. Megan truly has been a daily reminder of the simple truth of Jesus' love for us all and how he can use all of us imperfect people (because yes we are all imperfect)for His glory. It truly has been such a blessing and privelage to have been able to spend time taking care of megan and getting to spend time with you all these past few months as your nurse. Know that Megan and your family has made a lasting impression on all of our hearts. You are all forever in my prayers and thoughts-

Pam Asbury said...

Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you. I know that it's probably been a long day. Praying you can rest!

Pam

Ali said...

Just came to your blog via a couple of other blogs. Not sure how come God leads us sometimes. We too lost a little boy in 1977.

As I just read the story of Megan I see that her great-grandfather David is from Edmonds, WA. We are currently in Edmonds, selling Christmas trees. I have been struggling because we have only sold two trees. But I think God wanted me to read your story to be encouraged that He is here in Edmonds and he hears our pleas.

May God be with you this holiday season. Ali