Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 7:00 p.m. at Bethany Reformed Church, with family present from 5 to 7:00 p.m.
Service: Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, with burial at the Worthing Cemetery.
Worthing- Megan Atkins, 27, died Sunday, September 27, 2015. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3, at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, with burial at the Worthing Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 7:00 p.m. at Bethany Reformed Church, with family present from 5 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at First Bank and Trust in Megan’s name.
Megan was born October 2, 1987 in Sioux Falls, SD to Larry Goeden and Cathy Hymans. She attended school K–12 in Canton, graduating in 2006. She later graduated from Augustana College in 2012 with a degree in nursing. She was currently working full time at the Freeman Hospital and part time at the Sanford USD Medical Center ER and the South Dakota Lions Eye Bank in Sioux Falls.
Megan married John Atkins June 1, 2013 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton. They made their home in Worthing.
Megan grew up with a love of horses and attended 4-H. Her hobbies included: biking, rollerblading, running, working out, and crocheting. She enjoyed the yearly Platte fishing trip with the Atkins family. She also enjoyed the annual cattle branding with the Humphrey family. Megan loved listening to music, being outdoors, and spending time with her nephews.
Those grateful for having shared her life are her husband, John; mother, Cathy Hymans; sisters- Carla Goeden (Troy Covrig), Holly (Mike) Fuerst, Melissa (Paul) Eickman, and Kristi (Jeramie) Eimers; step-brother, Daran (Dora) Hymans; step-sisters, Robin (Raul) Figueroa and Tanya Hymans; maternal grandfather, Carl Humphrey; aunts and uncles- Dave (Billie) Humphrey, Aaron (Mary) Humphrey, Linda (Ronald) Opstedahl, Marilyn (Dave) Stover, Peggy (Roger) Gilliam, Mike (Lanaya) Goeden, Lee (Annie) Goeden, Cynthia (David) Vollmer, Bernadette (David) Hacecky, Michelle Olszewski, and David Goeden; in-laws- Charles (Lori) Atkins, Deb (Jerry) Atkins, Tim (Jodie) Atkins, Steve (Kristi) Atkins, Sarah (Jeremy) Atkins, Lindsey Denboer, Meagan (Brandon) Olson, and Breean (Tony) Bovay; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and co-workers.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Goeden; step-father, Harold Hymans; maternal grandmother, Anna Lee Humphrey; paternal grandmother, Laura Goeden; paternal grandfather, Igs Goeden; brother-in-law, Braeden Ellingson; aunt, Lorlei Hodges; and cousin, Bret Hacecky.
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I knew Megan ever since first grade and have fond memories of our time together as classmates. In middle school we regularly attended the same youth group and in high school we got to know each other through being involved in student government together. I always thought she was a really neat person and I will always remember her great laugh! I feel blessed to have known her and to have the memories of her that I do. She will be missed very much. My heart goes out to her friends and family, and my prayers are with you all. Rest peacefully, sweet Megan.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Megan was always fun to talk to at work, such a beautiful person inside and out. God bless you all!
So many wonderful memories will keep her in my heart from riding horses, playing in the hay, sleepovers, Girl Scouts and so many more. My heart and prayers go out to her family and friends, who all know what a great smile and laugh she had. Megan will truly be missed.