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Lois G. (Smith) Royer

November 16, 1933 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Lois Royer Obituary

Lois G. Royer, of Spring Mills, passed away at her home Thursday, October 12, 2023.  She was 89.  Born November 16, 1933, in Spring Mills, Lois was a daughter of the late Clarence C. and Ida M. “Keller” Smith.  She was a 1952 graduate of the former Gregg Township Vocational School.  On April 10, 1955, she married the love of her life, Kenneth D. Royer who survives.

In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by three sons, Dennis Royer, Douglas Royer and Donald Royer (Penny) all of Spring Mills; three siblings, Shirley Chamberlain (John) of Spring Mills, Janet Schaeffer of Centre Hall and Andrew Smith (Rose) of Spring Mills.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Amanda Ault (Joey), Jermaine Royer, Abigail Royer (Nick) and Nathan Royer and great grandchildren, Dominic Royer, Gabriel Shawver, Jackson Ault and Chloe Royer.  Lois was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Stover, a brother, Ardell Smith and a daughter in law, Nancy Royer.

Lois had been employed as an Extraction technician at the former Vespa Labs in Spring Mills.  She was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ where she helped in the Ladies Aide.  She was a long-time member of the Ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post # 444 in Millheim where she had served in various capacities for 50 years.  A member of the Nittany Antique Association, Lois was also involved in the kitchen at the shows.  Lois and Ken were avid travelers.  With being members of the Good Sam Club, the Tussey Mountain Agitators, they traveled many places around the country.  When Ken was in the military, Lois traveled overseas to visit him.  They lived in Louisiana, Maine, New York, California, and Massachusetts before finally coming home to Pennsylvania.  Locally, Lois enjoyed camping at the “dam camp” and Grange Fair, where they tented for 51 years.  Most of all, Lois adored her grandchildren and especially her great grandchildren and loved to spend time with all her family. 

In accordance with family wishes, services will be private.  Lois will be laid to rest in Heckman Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Lois may be given to Salem UCC, c/o Peggy Swartz, 638 Tattletown Road, Aaronsburg PA 16820 or to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Millheim Legion, POB 301, Millheim PA 16854.  

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Salem United Church of Christ
c/o Peggy Swartz 638 Tattletown Road, Aaronsburg PA 16820

Ladies Auxiliary of Millheim Legion
c/o American Legion Keystone Post #444 POB 301, Millheim PA 16854


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