Megen Duffy
{ "" }
Share Megen's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
A celebration of life will be held for Megen Corin Duffy, 43, of Lawrence, at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 4, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. 9tth St., Lawrence.

She went to join her beloved father and grandparents on October 5, 2018.

Megen was born December 6, 1974, in Pittsburg. Blessed with a boundless intellect, she excelled at academics while studying pre-med at Pittsburg State University before transferring to the University of Kansas, where she earned a degree in English literature in 1997. She worked for a time as a copy editor, then branched out to become self-employed as a freelance editor for several scientific and medical trade journals.

With her love of the medical field still driving her, Megen then went on to earn her BSN from Washburn University's School of Nursing in 2008. She worked as an RN in the fields of cardiac intensive care, corrections and emergency medicine before finding her true professional passion in hospice nursing. Megen deeply cared for and respected each of her many hospice patients. She advocated for them and their families with dedication and a sincere commitment to making the end of life a time not to be regarded with trepidation and fear, but to be honored. Her efforts in this area will long be remembered.

Throughout her professional career, Megan also continued to write, both as a contributing editor with the American Journal of Nursing and as a blogger with Online LPN to RN as her way of passing along her devotion to the field of nursing and of encouraging others to follow in her path.

In her off-duty hours, Megan was an avid reader. Her favorite books to share were those that uncovered the humor in life's day-to-day absurdities. Her own humor was contagious; everyone who knew and loved Megen has been graced with her legacy of comical stories that we will continue to cherish.

Another of Megen's passions lay in the area of animal rights. She adopted countless pets from the local humane society and was an avid supporter of efforts to end homelessness and mistreatment for all animals at both the local and national levels. There wasn't a furry creature around, even those usually misunderstood and mistrusted by most humans, that wouldn't receive some love from Megen.

Megen was preceded in death by her cherished father, Kirt Duffy, as well as her much-adored grandparents. She is survived by her mother, Suzanne Lange; an uncle, Jeff Duffy; an aunt, Jan Hamblin, and numerous cousins, as well as a host of loving friends and her spoiled but delightful pets. As a loving remembrance, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2018.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
8 entries
November 4, 2018
Megen was the hospice nurse for my mom and we all adored her. Her spirit was kind and loving, a true angel on earth. Her departure has left a huge void. Comfort and peace to her family. Vickie Harding, Lawrence, Ks
Vickie Harding
November 2, 2018
Wow, I am so sad to hear the world has lost such a beautiful soul. I can not tell you how much you meant to us and our family. Megen helped us with the passing of three of our family members with such grace, wisdom, humor, patience,and compassion. We were entirely grateful for all she gave us throughout the more than 2 years she helped us, taught us, made us laugh, and comforted our tears and fears. We all feel blessed to have known her. Luv ya girl
Sonia Hill
Sunflower Supports
October 18, 2018
I miss you. I love you. Im so sorry.
Im very heartbroken. See you on the other side.
David Jensen
October 15, 2018
I miss you
I miss your voice
I miss your smile
I miss your jokes
I miss how you made me laugh
I miss you always being there for me
I miss my best friend

Love your friend,
Lorie Davis
October 13, 2018
Megen was such an incredible person. The world simply won't be as enlightened nor entertained as before.
Jackie Bunnell
October 12, 2018
Oh, Megen. You were a kindred spirit. There were so many things that I loved about you, especially your sense of humor. The delivery could be the driest ever but still be incredibly funny. I keep looking back at pictures and messages we shared and I so wish that there would've been more. Such an incredible person gone far too soon. You'll be sorely missed. ❤
October 9, 2018
To my beautiful cousin, Megen...there are no words that can express the sorrow I feel knowing I'll never see your face or hear your contagious laughter. I know you are with your father now, walking hand in hand, with grandma and grandpa a few steps behind you. I hope you have finally found peace. We love you and will always remember the joy you brought to our family,
Love your cousin,
October 8, 2018
I first met Megen while she cared for my father in law. I was so appreciative of her kindness and openness. Her compassion was so evident. My heart is sad for the loved ones grieving right now. I am lucky to have met her.
Denise Tilly-Wahl
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences