Megan Lynn Hook, 30, of Grundy Center, passed away on Tuesday, May 19th at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, after her brave and valiant fight with brain cancer. Visitation and Celebration of Life services for Megan will be held on Saturday, May 23rd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Orchard Hill Church-Grundy Campus, 1800 G Avenue, Grundy Center, Iowa. A private service will be held following the visitation at the church, and a private burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery (we will livestream the service at 4:30 and that can be accessed on our Facebook page). We ask those in attendance, to practice social distancing. Memorials may be directed to the family and a Megan Hook memorial fund will be set up soon at GNB Bank. Messages and memories of Megan can be left at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com The Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Engelkes Chapel is caring for Megan and her family. For further assistance, you may call the funeral home at (319) 824-3319.
Megan was born on June 2, 1989 in Iowa City, Iowa, to her parents David and Stacey (Simmer) Lyman. When Megan was 3, after her dad finished dental school, her family made their home in Grundy Center, a small town that Stacey’s dad was privileged to work in. She attended school in Grundy Center and graduated with the class of 2007. After high school, Megan attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she received her BA in Finance. She worked a short time for John Deere and later stayed home, to raise her family.
On November 1, 2008, Megan married the love of her life (since she was 12!) to Brent Hook at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center. The couple made their home in Grundy Center, and they were blessed with 4 beautiful children. While staying home and caring for her family, Megan worked alongside her husband in their farming operation, mainly as the bookkeeper for Brent Hook Farms.
Megan was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center, where she served and volunteered in many capacities; one that she enjoyed a lot was teaching Wednesday night classes for kids.
When Megan wasn’t busy, and that wasn’t often, she enjoyed traveling; anywhere that had sand and a beach! She also loved going to country music concerts, dragging her husband Brent along, as he joked. Above all, Megan loved being with her family. She loved hosting large family gatherings and had everything organized and planned. To say her kids were her life would be an understatement. They were involved in many sports and activities and Megan was always right there to support them.
Many wonderful things have been spoken about Megan but the one word that overall describes Megan, is kind. She was beautiful on the outside, as well as in. She will always be remembered for her infectious smile, her kindness and patience, and the love she had for so many. She was also fun; making the most out of everything! Although her time here was cut far too short, her legacy will live on in all those lives she touched. If love could have kept her here, she would have lived forever. You will always be remembered, sweet Megan.
She is survived by her loving husband Brent of Grundy Center; children Aiden, Addison, Alexander and Aysen Hook of Grundy Center; parents David & Stacey Lyman of Grundy Center; mother and father-in-law Bryon & Lori Hook of Grundy Center; siblings Nathan (Anastasia) Lyman of Des Moines and Dylan (Sam Meyers) Lyman of Grundy Center; brothers-in-law Brady & Madi Hook and their 2 boys Tucker and Beckett of Grundy Center and Trevor (Ashlen Damm) Hook of Fayette, IA; maternal grandmother Sandra Simmer of Des Moines and paternal great-grandmother Margaret Lyman of Gifford; many aunts, uncles and cousins.. Megan rejoices and rejoins in Heaven her grandparents Wayne Simmer and Dick & Alice Lyman.