Meggann M. Brown, 25, of Ames, formerly of Westfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., from a lengthy battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Meggann M. Brown was born Sept. 28, 1980, in Akron, the daughter of Miles and Rhonda (Swisher) Brown. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. She attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron-Westfield High School in 1999. While in school, she was active in band, basketball, and the school newspaper, speech, golf, and lake side lab. She was also a part of the water study group for the Big Sioux River.
She attended Iowa State University, majoring in journalism. She was one semester short of graduating when her leukemia returned.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron where she played in the Bell choir. She was an inspiration to each and every one of us and will be greatly missed by her family and friends, and especially her kitty, "Lilly."
Survivors include her parents, Miles and Rhonda Brown of Westfield; her brother and his wife, Richard and Kelly Brown of Des Moines; a nephew, Carson Brown of Des Moines; maternal grandmother, Marie Swisher of Darwin, Minn.; three uncles, Rod Brown and his wife, Jean of Wrangell, Alaska, Jeff Brown and his wife, Martha of Maple Plain, Minn., and Jim Swisher and his wife, Jill of Darwin, Minn.; one aunt, Eilleen Curtis and her husbandm Pete of Oregon, Wis.; eight cousins; numerous special friends; and her special kitty, "Lilly."
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Catharine (Spaulding) Brown; and her maternal grandfather, Ivan Swisher.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron with the Rev., Laurice Streyffeler and Neil Peck officiating. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, with a time of Memory sharing at 7 p.m., all at the Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron.
Honorary pallbearers will be her cousins and many friends.
Memorials can be made in Meggann's name to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Iowa or Caring Bridge.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.