Megan Ness Brooks, 65, of State College, PA died Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Mt. Nittany Medical center surrounded by her sister and close friends after a brief and courageous journey with lung cancer.
She was born July 16, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pa. and was preceded in death by her father, Charles Henry Ness, mother Sara Krone Ness and sister, Carla Mason Ness. She is survived by sister, Diana Ness Stevens of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Megan was a 1975 graduate of State College Area High School and a 1981 graduate of Penn State University with a BA degree in Theater Arts. She continued her education at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA where she received her early Childhood Education certificate as well as a Master's in Teaching and Learning. She was employed by the state of Virginia for the Alexandria City Public Schools until she retired in 2018. She belonged to several professional organizations including the National Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education. After retirement, Megan moved back to her childhood home in State College and worked part-time as a substitute teacher.
She became involved with the State College Alliance Church where she came to trust in Christ as her Savior. Here she grew in her faith and found a sense of family and community. She also actively participated in Bible Study Fellowship where she learned to love the Word of God. She died peacefully knowing that she would go to be with her Lord.
Megan will be remembered for her kind nature, love of children and animals, and witty sense of humor. She enjoyed time with her family and friends, traveling, hiking, and watching historical dramas and foreign films. Megan was a talented artist, actress and educator. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and loved ones.
A celebration of life will be held January 28, 2023 at 10:30 am at the State College Alliance Church. Megan will be buried at Spring Creek Cemetery alongside her sister, Carla Mason Ness.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.