Megan Rachel Clements

June 28, 1988 ~ June 25, 2012

Family visitation will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon from 5 to 7 PM.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 AM, Thursday, June 28, at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church, Brandon, with Pastor Daniel Deardoff officiating. Interment will occur at 2:00 PM, on Friday, June 29, 2012 in St. Matthews Lutheran Cemetery, Johnson, NE.

The family requests attendees wear bright and colorful attire to celebrate Megan’s life on her birthday.

Megan Rachel Clements was born on June 28, 1988 in Phoenix, AZ to Mark and Cindy Clements. In 1990 her family moved to Kentucky. In 1991 she moved to Brandon, SD where she lived until she was called to her Heavenly home on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the age of 23 years 11 months 28 days.

Megan attended Brandon schools, graduating in 2007. When she was younger, Megan enjoyed horseback riding. She also loved music and swimming. Megan possessed an infectious laugh. Her disability did not allow her speak much but her facial expressions spoke volumes. She constantly kept her family and friends in stitches with laughter. She was a blessing from God to her family, friends and all who were privileged to know her.

Megan is survived by her mother Cindy Clements of Brandon, SD; father Mark and his wife Amber Clements of Sioux Falls, SD; brother Trevor Clements of Brookings, SD; sister Lauren Clements of Brandon, SD; step-sister Cady Poderzay and step-brother Calvin Poderzay of Sioux Falls, SD; grandfather Byford Elwonger of Gold Canyon, AZ; grandmother Lorene Boeck of Auburn, NE; special friend Emily Bartscher of Brandon, SD; aunts, uncles, cousins and many other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Albert Boeck; grandmother, Patricia Elwonger; grandfather Reverend Homer Clements; Aunt Nancy Boeck and cousin Matthew Catlett.

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  • Kris Wickett says:

    I will always remember Megan’s smile and giggles that we shared together at school. May you feel God’s arms around you all during this difficult time.

    Kris Wickett

  • scott Mckercher says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Megan’s family during this time of grief and sorrow. I had the honor of taking care of Megan for many years and know she will be missed by her family.I enjoyed the times spent with her and her smiles.

    Scott McKercher

  • Lori Dump says:

    Megan was always an angel, now she has her wings.

  • Steve Hahn says:

    Dear Cindy and family,
    I was sorry to hear today from my mother about Megan, who I met at the St. Matthew centennial a few years ago when you were there with your sisters and mother. Kind thoughts to you, with special thoughts for Lorene,
    Steve Hahn

  • Rick & Katie Melius says:

    Cindy & family-
    I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Knowing that she is at home with Jesus and is safe, I believe, is the best source of comfort. I will pray for you as you continue through these incredibly difficult days that seem to never end. Hold fast to Jesus and His promises!

    Jesus said to one of the criminals beside him, “Truly, I say to you, TODAY you will be with me in Paradise.”

  • Bruce, Renee, Kayla, Kenzie and kaitlyn Gloege says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Cindy. Megan was a blessing to all who knew her. May you find comfort knowing she is safe in Heaven with her Savior. The Gloege Family

  • Bryan Wheeler says:

    My heart goes out to the whole Clements family. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Becky Kohrs says:

    Cindy and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your beautiful daughter.


  • Robyn (Dump) Cruz says:

    Megan touched so many lives! I have many great memories of her. I’m thinking of all of you and I hope that your memories of her will bring comfort to you.

  • Barb Kruger says:

    Mark and family, I am so sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. May God and all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you!


  • David & Faye Nissen says:

    Hi, Cindy. Anita stopped by and shared the news about Megan. We were so sorry to hear the news and we know she will be greatly missed. I know we haven’t seen you much since HandiRiders when both Megan and our Sarah rode the horses, but we have special memories of that time.

  • Holly & John Swedeen says:

    Clements family, we were sad to learn of Megan’s passing. You are in our prayers. John and Holly

  • Val Minihan says:

    Dear Clements Family, Thinking of you all and praying that God gives you comfort through the love of family and friends and an abundance of wonderful memories of your precious angel, Megan. I was blessed to have her in my life and will never the forget the lessons I learned from her, as I know neither will countless others. Thank you for sharing her with us. May God Bless you with healing and hope. Val

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