Miriam S. (Smith) Royer

April 12, 1921 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 98)

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Miriam S. Royer

April 12, 1921     November 14, 2019


     Miriam S. Royer, 98, Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, November 14, 2019 at Homewood Retirement Center.

     She was born in rural Martinsburg, daughter of the late Preston Cleveland and Fannie (Lehman) Smith.  On April 19, 1944, she married Denver G. Royer in St. Matthew’s Church, Martinsburg, and he preceded her in death on March 8, 2009.

     Surviving are a niece, Laverne Fike and a nephew, Preston Kephart.

     Miriam was preceded in death by three sisters: Marjorie F. Smith, G. Evelyn Kephart and Belva S. Bartges.

     She was a 1938 graduate of Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg and also received a Business Certificate from the Altoona School of Commerce.

     Miriam retired as a secretary from Agway Eastern States, rural Williamsburg, following 40 years of service, and was previously employed for Ed H. Lykens Insurance, Martinsburg, Hershberger & Myers, Martinsburg, and the Blair County Courthouse Agricultural Conservation Office.

     She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, where she participated in the Adult Choir.  Miriam was also a member of the North Woodbury Grange, and Hollidaysburg Chapter #471 Order of the Eastern Star.   She loved traveling with her husband, Denver and more recently enjoyed taking long drives through the cove in her old green Ford pickup truck.

     Friends will be received from 10:30am until noon, Monday, November 18, 2019 at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg, where a service will follow at noon, Pastor Traci Marriott Bowman and Rev. Jerry McCuller Jr. officiating.  Private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. 

       Memorial contributions in memory of Miriam can be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 115 E. Penn St., Martinsburg, PA 16662.

     Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.

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November 18, 2019

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bice Memorial Chapel, Homewood, Martinsburg

Funeral Service
November 18, 2019

12:00 PM
Bice Memorial Chapel, Homewood, Martinsburg

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