Megen Corin Duffy

Megen Corin Duffy was born December 6, 1974 to Suzanne Lange and Kirt Duffy. She passed away at age 43 years on October 5, 2018 at her home. There are no services scheduled.

Megen loved animals and rescued many pets from the Lawrence Humane Society. She was a skilled and talented writer. Having learned to read at age 3, Megen continued to excel academically and graduated from KU with the double major of Linguistics and Computer Science. She later became an R.N. Megen was a loving nurse who was especially gifted with geriatric patients. As a gifted child she felt injustices deeply and cared about our earth and for all peoples.

Megen was preceded in death by her father, Kirt Duffy, in October 2014. She is survived by her mother, Dr. Suzanne Lange, and stepfather, Doug Vickers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

12 Condolences

  1. Amy Gardner on October 10, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Oh, how our hearts break. I pray you are finally at peace. I have so many fond memories of you and I as children. So many shenanigans that i chuckle to myself just thinking about it all. There were times where our friendship struggled and we had some raw honest moments. But we always forgave each other and came to an understanding. May peace be with your family and your mother as she has suffered an unimaginable loss. I’m sorry that you struggled with depression throughout the years. It pains my heart. In your writing you often shared your struggles. I hope in sharing, someone else might benefit from your honesty. Rest in peace my friend. Love you Megen.

  2. Diane Heitman on October 10, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Suzanne, my deepest sympathy. I can not begin to understand or imagine how you must feel. I am so sorry for your loss, and send much love and a heartfelt hug.
    Always, Diane (Eiserman) Heitman

  3. Brenda Gardner on October 11, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I have no words. Only tears for you in this garden of agony.

  4. Sylvia on October 12, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Dearest Suzanne and Doug,
    There is no grief quite like that of a parent who loses a child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of deep sorrow.
    Love and prayers,
    Bill, Sylvia, Heather, and Jeremy

  5. Tammy Turpin on October 18, 2018 at 9:11 am

    There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for you and none I can offer to silence your agony. Just know that I love you, my Mother of the Heart.

  6. Joshua Brown on October 30, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Megen and I were friends way back when, in the Branson days. I always appreciated her wicked sense of humor, razor sharp wit, and incredible intellect. I’m devastated to hear this news, and my heart breaks for her family.

  7. john swift on November 2, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your daughter. Megen was a friend of mine; we met in 2001. She had the best sense of humor and wry perspective. She adored my son Emerson, and we liked to meet for dinner so she could enjoy his antics. She was one of my favorite people. Praying for peace and comfort for you, dear.
    John Swift

  8. Dr Sandy Lange on January 16, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Suzie and Doug,
    Not only did our family experience such a deep loss when Megen decided to erase her earthly physical existence but we also grieve your loss as mother and stepfather. She enriched our lives and there will always be a deep dark space in our family and in our hearts where Megen will remains, engraved and not forgotten. Love and prayers,
    Dr. Sandy Lange, Aunt forever…

  9. Maria Hill on January 16, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Susie,
    My heart is breaking for you and the loss of Megan. Please know that Gary and I are praying for you and Doug at this time as we know the heartache of losing a loved one who has struggled with depression.
    Sending our love,
    Maria and Gary Hill

  10. Ginny Hankins on January 16, 2019 at 8:54 pm


    Words. There are none. My deepest condolences for you. I know you tried to love her through life but she could not see it. Love and prayers to Suzanne!! May God be with you during this difficult time!!!

    Ginny Hankins Wild

  11. Lita Rouser on January 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm


    Over the years I’ve thought of you telling our class Megan’s definition of a thermos. (“… It knows when to which.”)

    Many time I’ve carried with me your words and thoughts to make sense of this life.

    I wish I could say something healing for you now. I’m terribly sorry. Megan’s passing is such great sadness.

  12. LeaAnn Crum on August 31, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I just now found out about Megen. I am broken. I can’t imagine your grief! I remember her staying the night at the farm in Ava and her thinking that my mom was running the vacuum at 12am in the morning. I remember going to her house and riding the big horse and forgetting to duck when she started out of the barn. Oh those memories that I hadn’t thought of for more than 30 years!! The simple fun parts of life, are so meaningful now!! I will always treasure her memory!
    LeaAnn Hodges Crum

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