By The Mercury

Judy Ann Metcalf, 69, died Thursday in Lawrence.

The family provided some of the following information.

She was surrounded by her loving family.

Judy was born on March 1, 1944, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Emery and Phyllis Humphrey. She spent her grade school years in Pine River, Minn. Her family then moved to Mullen, Neb., where she graduated from high school. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Nebraska in 1970.

She taught in Nebraska and in various schools on the East Coast, completing her teaching career in Fairfax County, Va. After retiring she pioneered new teaching methods in educational kinesiology and brain gym. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and participating in her cohousing community, and she will be missed by many.

She is survived by her two sons, Pete Boyer and partner Mona Russell of Philadelphia, Pa., and Will Boyer and wife Darla of Manhattan; grandchildren, Hailey,  Jasmine, Avery and Drewe Boyer: her brother, Gary Humphry and wife Joyce; and sisters, Carol Pearson and husband Larry, Leiloni Young and husband Mike; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Emery and Phyllis Humphrey; nephew, Mark Humphrey; both sets of grandparents; and a cousin.

A celebration of her life will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Delaware Commons, 1218 Delaware St. in Lawrence.

Memorial donations may be made in Judy’s name to BrainGym International, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

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