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. Online condolences made at rumsey-yost.com
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 1, 2021.