Joan Metzger passed away at Pioneer Ridge on Friday, July 30. She was born February 13, 1925 to William Henry and Goldie Belle Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Marvin. They were married in 1945 after Marvin returned from service in the Marine Corp, WWII. Together they owned and operated Motor In Garage for nearly 50 years. They were founding members of Redeemer Lutheran Church and enjoyed camping, playing bridge and traveling with church friends. Among their favorite was a trip to Europe. Rumor has it that Marvin participated in a Can-Can dance in Paris. Joan was an ardent quilter and knitter. She was also past president of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion and active in the Lutheran Ladies’ Guild. Joan leaves behind her two sons Lynn (Susan) and their daughters Hilary and Emily and Mark (Vanessa) and their son Morgan, along with a brother, Roger Allen, all of Lawrence. The family wishes to thank Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility and Elara Hospice for their excellent care and attention to Joan’s comfort. Private graveside services and inurnment will be held for immediate family only, due to Covid. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Elara Hospice in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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Lynn and Susan: Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Lynn and Susan,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Dear Mark and Lynn, I am so sorry that your mother has passed away! I often think of your mom and dad. They were both so nice to Carol and me growing up. Mom and dad enjoyed playing bridge at your home and mom was a close friend of your mom. So many memories! But my last memory of your mom was when I drove your mom and dad to my (Lawrence) attorney’s office to update my mom’s will. The attorney said that your mother was Lawrence’s greatest beauty. And he was correct, although I think of her beautiful Christian faith, kindness and good sense, beyond physical beauty. She and your dad were a real blessing in my life. I will pray for you in your grief. Such love for you and your families. Retha (Figgins)
Lynn , I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thought’s are with you and your family.
Lynn, so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Lynn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to all.
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