Megan Colleen Savage, of New Port Richey, Fl., went to be with Jesus after a long and courageous battle. She is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Melanie Morgan, sister Heather McCollum-Morgan (Michael), parents Wayne and Debra McCollum, niece and nephew Keri and Cory Smith, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Daniel and Thelma McCollum, maternal grandparents, Thomas and Mary Ellen Russell, and uncle, James Russell.
Megan was born and raised in Loves Park, Illinois. At 10 months old she was diagnosed with diabetes. She attended Harlem High School, but due to complications of diabetes was unable to graduate with her class. Despite her illness, she went on to attain a GED. She defied the odds and had her “little mini-me” daughter Melanie, whom she adored. She met the love of her life Rick in 2007 and they were married June 21, 2014.
Despite all of her physical challenges, Megan lived her life with courage, humor, and the whimsical. She was a huge collector of unicorns and all things Batman.
The family would like to thank the hospice team and Marilere Care Center, doctors and nurses from Baycare Alliant, and Estella her home respiratory therapist. Also to the many family members who have helped with her final arrangements. Her final wishes of cremation provided by Michels & Lundquist funeral services.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in her memory at a later date.