Thelma Jean Royer

May 4, 1926 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 93)


Thelma Jean Royer, 93, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 4, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Warren J. and Blanche P. (Frazier) Kempfer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband, Emmett B. Royer, who she married in March of 1951; a son, Benny E. Royer; and a sister, Patricia L. Bonner.

She is survived by; two granddaughters, Billie Jo Royer, and Bobbie Jo Royer, both of Lewistown; three grandchildren, Dillyn James Eugene Royer, Dakota Joseph Hooper and Cheyanne Marie Hooper; a sister, Annabelle Zimmerman, of Harrisburg; caretakers and friends, James and Marcia Hackenberg, of Strodes Mills.

Thelma worked at the American Viscose Corporation, retiring in 1972 after 26 years of service.

She enjoyed crocheting, watching football and baseball, fishing and shopping. She loved her cat Sweetie and her grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, with a funeral service at the funeral home, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Randy Traxler officiating.

Interment will take place at Mattawana Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Thelma’s memory may be made to, Rescue Our Furry Friends, 133 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

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September 6, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn
200 N. Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
September 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn
200 N. Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Interment following funeral service
September 6, 2019

Mattawana Cemetery
PO Box 104
McVeytown, PA 17051


Rescue Our Furry Friends (ROFF)
P.O. Box 6, Lewistown PA 17044-0006

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