Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV


Megan Lynn Rusley

November 24, 2004July 20, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Megan Lynn Rusley was known by everyone she knew as a friendly, energetic, and empathic young woman. Her compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing her charm, warmth, and conscientious demeanor. She was warmhearted and gentle and could always bring out the best in all of those around her.

Megan was born on November 24, 2004 at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada to Eric and Jennifer Rusley. She was raised in Las Vegas with her older brother, Dylan, younger sister, Sara, and older sister, Lindsay. Megan was imaginative and clever, and regardless of whether her peers were older or younger, or came from different backgrounds, Megan could easily relate to other kids. She was an active child who took part in swimming, basketball, and soccer, and was also a Girl Scout. In her spare time she liked drawing and painting, listening to music, being with friends, hiking, and reading. She also loved taking vacations to Lake Tahoe, San Diego and Iowa.

Megan was a bright student, earning a Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence at Doral Middle School. In high school, teachers and classmates knew Megan as an excellent listener. She placed a high value on learning, keeping excellent grades throughout the 9th grade. Megan had a natural flair for cheering on and applauding just about everyone. She was constantly offering her support and encouragement to fellow members of the groups and activities in which she participated, like the swimming team she was on during freshman year.

Always considered a good friend, Megan sought to understand the things that others enjoyed. Megan’s friends found her easy to know and get along with because of her talent for being socially at ease, adept at conversation, and always amiable in her dealings with others. Throughout her life she had many friends. While growing up, her best friends were Vivian and Mya.

Megan passed away on July 20, 2020 at University Medical Center after her life was taken too early after she was hit by a car. She is survived by her parents, Jennifer and Eric; her brother, Dylan; and her sisters, Sara and Lindsay. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary in Las Vegas. Megan was laid to rest at Palm Valley View Cemetery, also in Las Vegas.

Throughout her life, Megan was a gregarious and enthusiastic person. She was generous in sharing her personal attributes, giving, and helping those she knew and loved. She was imaginative, original, tender hearted, and easy to get along with. Megan leaves behind her a legacy of friendships and cherished memories. Everyone whose lives she touched will dearly remember Megan Lynn Rusley.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Megan Lynn Rusley

have a memory or condolence to add?

Janean Dicari

July 31, 2020

To my beautiful Goddaughter~

Although you have been taken way too soon, your kind, loving spirit will remain with us forever. I didn't get to spend much time with you since we live so many miles apart, but I have truly witnessed the love and compassion you have left with your family and friends. Your smile definitely lit up a room and your faith in God was apparent in your interactions with others. You will be missed dearly but forever you will be with us in our hearts and memories.

Until we meet again my little Megan~ love Aunt Janean

Braden Hanson

July 30, 2020

Eric, I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Know all the Fellas are there for you and your family. You are all in our prayers.

Love and be Strong.

Thanks Fellas "Class of 83"

Melissa Rusley

July 28, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. We were so glad to be able to spend time with you all on the last leg of our family vacation a couple years ago. We talk about it often. We enjoyed our time in Iowa with you all too! So many great memories! Our hearts grieve for you all. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could all be with you! Megan was a wonderful young lady! All our love! - The Kansas City Rusleys

Marlene Zychowcz

July 28, 2020

My heart is breaking for the Rusley and Haight families. You are a family so full of love and laughter and light, and anyone fortunate enough to know you is better because of you. I never met Megan, but I knew Jennifer when she was 15. In the pictures of Megan I see the girl that I knew so long ago, and I see her spirit shining in Megan's eyes. You are all in my heart, especially as you suffer the pain of loss, but always.

Kathy Haight

July 27, 2020

I never knew you Megan, but I knew of you from the day you were born. I have known your Mom, my niece, since she was a baby. I grieve for your family and the hole you leave in their lives. I know you meant so much to so many people for the 15 years you were here. And I know you will still be with them in spirit, for all the good times and the bad. You will be so missed.

Romina Müller

July 27, 2020

There aren’t enough words to full fill the the amount of loss and pain we all feel towards the death of a beautiful, sympathetic and caring person. I dearly am so sorry for your loss to her family and friends. Megan was my classmate and friend she was always there for me and made sure that I was alright no mater what. She fought everyday to be the best version of herself possible. And for whatever reason god has taken Megan away from us is for her to be extraordinary in the after life. Heaven has gained another angel and for that we all have a angel on our shoulders. I love you Megan, May you Rest In Peace❤️.

Alyssa Gavin

July 25, 2020

It wasn’t often that we were together, but when we were we shared lots of memories and laughs. The last time we were together we had a fun lunch out at the Sugar Factory. We shared lots of laughs and ate too many sweets! We then went shopping and played games for hours. I’ll never forget your smile that brightened up a room, and your happy feet going a mile a minute when you were excited. You’ll be forever missed and loved by everyone that knew you

Lauren Haight

July 25, 2020

To my little cousin,

Although our memories together grew sparse as we grew older, I will always look back fondly at the times we did have together and those wonderful memories that we did make. I will always remember your sweet smile and kind demeanor. A particular memory I cherish is one that occurred when we were both little. Your Aunt Chris had brought me over to your house after school. You were so excited that I was over - your smile big, your feet "happy." We played with dolls and our imaginations until it was time for me to go home. I will forever look back fondly at these memories.

I enjoyed receiving text messages from you once you were gifted your iPod. You were always interested in what I was up to, and you were eager to share with me what was going on in your life. These simple little texts conveyed your kind heart.

The last few times I saw you were on Bumpa's 70th birthday and briefly during Christmas this past year. Both times, you still had that sweet smile and kind demeanor. We shared hugs and love.

On Monday night, as I was driving from California to Las Vegas, the sunset looked like heaven. My heart breaks that you are no longer with us on Earth. But, I find comfort knowing that you are still with all of us in our hearts as you watch over us.

Jess Delarmente

July 25, 2020

In almost four years, the Rusley family has taught me so much about unconditional love, warmth, and support. They are the definition of a loving family, and they deserve all things happy and light and wonderful. I will never forget when Megan first said I was part of the family, casually at the dinner table one night with a smile on her face. Megan, I will always think of you as a beautiful, kind, and talented little sister. I admired your willingness to try new things, your hard worth ethic, and your artistic ability. I will think of you in kpop music, roblox, art, nail polish, coffee, warm onesies, lights of all kind, the color purple, jack-o-lanterns, pusheen, harry potter, horses, romance books, basketball - just in everything for the rest of my life. I wish on all the stars in the sky that this didn't happen. You didn't deserve this. But maybe one day, when I know how to handle the pain, I will find comfort in knowing that we saw you smile and laugh as we watched the sunset and the stars (and tik tok), and that you had some yummy froyo with us and donuts your dad got specially for you that morning. You will never be forgotten. You will forever be loved. You made the stars we watched that night one star brighter. We will look for you there, maybe near the big dipper, like we showed you that night.

Danny Carmichael

July 25, 2020

I've only kept up with the Rusley kids through Facebook pictures that Jennifer has sent to me (usually around March Madness).
When I was younger I lived with the Haight family for a while; it remains the happiest time in my lifetime. Jen was just like a daughter to me; my heart is breaking for the entire Rusley family. God bless you all.
God must have needed another angel and now he has one. I will continue praying for my Nevada family
- 'Uncle' Danny Carmichael


Learn more about the Rusley name