Obituary for Megan E (Young) Cummings

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Megan E (Young) Cummings

May 28, 1980 - December 3, 2015

Megan E. (Young) Cummings, age 35, passed away all too soon on Thursday afternoon, December 3, 2015 in Columbus. She was a resident of Morgantown and a former resident of Greenwood.

Megan was born in Columbus on May 28, 1980, to her parents, Steve and Sharon (Walker) Young. She graduated from Indian Creek High School with Honors in 1998. While in school she was a member of the National Honor Society, played on the Varsity Girls Basketball and track teams, and was the manager for the boy's football team. Megan played on the winning Mid-Hoosier Athletic Conference Team for basketball and was the recipient of the ICHS Mental Attitude Award.

After graduation, Megan went on to receive her degree in Elementary Education in 2003 from IUPUI in Indianapolis. She took her talents to Southport Elementary in 2003 where she taught until 2015. Megan was a dedicated teacher, mentor and received the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award in 2006. Megan will be remembered for her beautiful smile and big heart to her friends and family. She was known for her love of music, writing poetry and her ability to dance.

Megan is survived by her loving parents, Sharon (Frank) McIntosh and Steve (Cathy) Young both of Morgantown. She will be remembered by her daughter, Emma Jean Cummings and Emma's father, Dennis Cummings both of Greenwood; brother, Brandon (Hilary Grinstead) Young of Whiteland; aunt, Sis (Glen) Wilkerson of Morgantown and uncles, Jerry (Linda) Young of Martinsville, Raymond (Sue) Young of Morgantown and Mike (Sherrie) Walker of Martinsville.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Melvin and Carol Walker and paternal grandparents, David and Edith Young.

The Revs. Lee Snider and Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Megan to the "Education Fund for Emma" in care of, Meredith – Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Young – Cummings family at Meredith-clark.com.

Information: (812) 597-4670

 

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Born: May 28, 1980
Died: December 3, 2015

Condolences for Megan Cummings

Lisa Murphy posted on 1/1/00

My deepest sympathies to everyone. May memories of laughter and love brighten the days ahead.

 

Tracy Chupp posted on 1/1/00

Megan was one of my twin son's 4th grade teacher, 3 years ago. We just put the Christmas ornament on our tree that she made for him. Our entire family is saddened by her passing. Please remember all the lives she touched in her students and their families. Prayers to you all. The Chupp Family

 

Rebekah Straeter posted on 1/1/00

I was shocked to hear of Megan passing away. I have lots of great memories of her... we were great friends and teammates in middle school and high school. We spent lots of time together as kids and I will forever cherish those memories. I pray for her whole family, especially her mother and daughter. I hope her family finds comfort in the fact that she touched many lives and will always be remembered for her smile, laugh and kind heart.

 

Amber Gatewood posted on 1/1/00

I am grieved by the loss of such a beautiful and extraordinary person. Always smiling and laughing, she made you feel happy in her prescence. She was my sister. Sharon, Frank, and Brandon my second family; you have my endless thoughts and prayers. You have my love and support.

 

Lacey Harris posted on 1/1/00

Megan was a long time friend of mine since 2nd grade. Many memories I have growing up include her. She had a great and fun spirit. She was smart and could make you laugh. She had a great smile and laugh. I could go about how wonderful she was but everyone knows. She was loved by so many. I hope Emma is always reminded of how special her momma was. I pray for Emma, Sharon, Brandon and the rest of the family. I pray Megan is at peace now. I pray that the family is able to find peace and hold tight to their memories. I will always remember my dear friend and she will hold a special place in my heart. Take care and just know she is watching over you and your personal guardian angel now. Lots of love to you!

 

Gale Borders (Miller) posted on 1/1/00

I didn't know Megan but I know her parents, grew up with Sis, I know all the Young"s and Sharon (Walker). I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. She was so young, beautiful and so much to give. I esp. send expressions of grief for her daughter. My prayers & thoughts are with you all during this tragic time.

 

Mike & Millicent Young posted on 1/1/00

Hello Sharon and Steve, Our hearts are so heavy for you, at the loss of your daughter. We have been praying for you, that the God of all comfort will make this time easier to cope with. I wish we could do more. Your former Pastor and wife

 

Jamie Applegate posted on 1/1/00

Megan was my daughter and son's third grade teacher. As a volunteer in her classroom, I had the opportunity to experience her teaching these 3rd graders. From the very first time I saw her with them, I was so impressed and thankful that my children were there to learn from her. She had such a passion for learning and sharing while instilling life skills and values. I ended up getting to know her and becoming friends with her. She was a special person and I am so glad that I knew her and thankful that she touched my family in her time here.

 

Bob Cragen posted on 1/1/00

Sorry to hear of such a great loss. Thanks so much for the great high school memories. Megan was a great person. I was fortunate to teach in Perry Township for 5 years with Megan and she would always make it a point to say Hi or shoot an e-mail. Megan was a caring person and even took the time to keep in touch when she found I had moved teaching positions with Ben Davis. Great friend, Great person. Best of wishes to Megan's family and everyone who knew her.

 

Jamie Applegate posted on 1/1/00

Megan was my daughter and son's third grade teacher. As a volunteer in her classroom, I had the opportunity to experience her teaching these 3rd graders. From the very first time I saw her with them, I was so impressed and thankful that my children were there to learn from her. She had such a passion for learning and sharing while instilling life skills and values. I ended up getting to know her and becoming friends with her. She was a special person and I am so glad that I knew her and thankful that she touched my family in her time here.

 

Joyce Tibbs posted on 1/1/00

SHARON, Please accept my sincerest sympathy! This broke my heart! We haven't seen each other in years, but I still have the best memories of times we spent together. I know your children are your everything! I pray for peace for you and your family at this time!

 

Debbie Truex posted on 1/1/00

My heart goes out to the family of Megan Cummings. She was a wonderful teacher. I had the opportunity to substitute in her classroom many times at Southport Elementary. She cared about her students and wanted them to try their best at all times. I pray that Emma and the family will be able to find some closure and dwell on the precious memories that Megan shared with everyone. God Bless You all.

 

Nancy Hartsock posted on 1/1/00

I've known Megan for 12 years at Southport Elementary School. Megan was sweet and kind. I will miss her. My prayers go out to the family of Megan Cummings. May God comfort and give strength to the family and especially Precious little Emma.

 

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