Megan Diane Battle, 49, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 11:33 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Megan was born Feb. 18, 1974, in Hannibal, to Bruce Battle and Mary Bousman Battle.
Survivors include her parents, Bruce and Mary Battle, Hannibal; her two sisters, Beth Ruhl (Greg), Hannibal; and Laura Gladney (Mike), Springfield, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Megan was preceded in death by her infant brother, Christopher Battle; her grandmother, Rosemary Bousman; and her grandparents, Bruce and Nine Battle.
Professionally, Megan operated a daycare for many years, was a cook at the Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, and later worked in advertising and sales for the Quincy Herald Whig.
Megan had a great sense of humor and loved playing jokes on her friends and nurses. An avid Kansas City Chiefs football fan, she rarely missed a game and cheering on her favorite players, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
One of Megan’s most treasured memories was being pushed in her wheelchair in the Hannibal Cannibal. Doing crafts, enjoying marshmallow gun fights and traveling were a few of Megan’s favorites.
Most of all, Megan cherished her time spent with her family and friends.
Megan was such an inspirational person. Even with all her physical challenges and multiple hospital trips, she was an encourager. The hundreds of people who read her Facebook posts knew that if Megan could be joyful, then they could be too. She always had a thankful heart toward all those who helped her do daily necessary things; provide food, meds and many things that we take for granted. She left such an impact on many people; they will think of her often when they are having a bad day.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, at the Tabernacle of Praise Church in Hannibal. Rev. Michael Neff and Rev. Nathan Munger will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal.
Pallbearers will be Megan’s nephews.
Friends and family are invited to Megan’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be Monday, June 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle of Praise Church or Maple Lawn Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at www.JamesODonnellFuneralHome.com.