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Janet Key Humphreys

1932 - 2023


Janet Key Humphreys, 91, of Paris died Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the home of her daughter, Lisa Freeman Lewis in Georgetown, Texas where she has lived for the past two years. She was born March 3, 1932, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Clifton and Lottie Chambers Key. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Murray State University. She was an educator, teaching in Nashville early in her career while most of her years were spent in the Paris Special School District.

She enjoyed playing duplicate bridge with her husband, Bud, attending performances in Nashville with her friends, traveling any chance she could and having a front-row seat to the many activities and successes of her grandchildren, who called her MarMar. She was a member of the Athenia Delphian Club for many years and First Baptist Church in Paris, where she taught Sunday School.

She is survived by four daughters, Vita (Tim) Humphreys Swindell of Dallas, Texas; Lisa (John) Freeman Lewis of Georgetown, Texas; Karen Humphreys Davis of Big Sandy; and Jan Humphreys Latimer of McKenzie. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Katie (Stephen) Lewis Mace of Cypress, Texas; Peyton (Caylee) Lewis of Georgetown; Ben (Erica) Paschall of Springville; Aynne (Wayne) Worthington of Dallas, and Maggie, Will and Daniel Latimer and an honorary granddaughter, Lauren Mansfield, all of McKenzie.

She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Carson and Evelyn Paschall of Springville; Rob and Walt Worthington of Dallas; Abel Grey and Josie Key Lewis of Georgetown; and Macy, Molly and Wit Mace of Cypress.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, D.O. “Bud” Humphreys, Jr. and one son, Kelly Freeman, both formerly of Paris and her sister Margaret Key Crawford and brother James Crawford, formerly of Calloway County.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 17, 2023, from noon- 2 p.m. with the funeral to immediately follow at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.