Megan J. Pappas, of Ames and formerly of Nevada, 0ur little Meggy (July 19, 1986-January 30, 2016) passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames due to a brain hemorrhage.

A Celebration of Megan’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastors Myron Herzberg and David Burling officiating. Memorial visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Condolences may be sent online to

Megan enjoyed sunny walks, tricycle rides with dad, and eating cookies. She was especially fond of "cuddle time" with her mom and sisters and loved to have her back rubbed. Megan resided at Friendship Ark Homes with her special friends Camille, Paul, Adam, Steve and numerous caregivers.

Megan was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church, Friendship Ark, and the Cornelia de Lange Foundation. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Mary Pappas of Nevada; two sisters, Emily (Blake) Tiedtke of Cedar Rapids, and Jennifer (Mike) Johnson of Houston, TX; and her "dynamo" nephews, Banks, Abram, and Knox.

She was preceded in death by her Grandpa and Grandma Sprenger and Yiayia and Papou Pappas.

We would like to especially thank all of those many caregivers and others who invested their time and love into our Megan.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Megan and her family.