2012-03-17 / Obituaries

Selma Jeffers Royer

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Selma Jeffers Royer, 94, of Thornville, was held March 14, 2012, in the chapel of The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Thornville, with her pastor, Gerri Lampton as celebrant. Burial followed at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville.

Selma died peacefully, March 11, 2012, with her family gathered around her. She was born August 9, 1917, in Beallsville, the daughter of the late Albert E. and Jessie M. (Hoops) Jeffers.

Along with her husband, she was the owner of Don’s restaurant in Thornville from 1965-1980, and was known for her delicious pies.

She was a member of the Thornville United Methodist Church and U.M. Women, and the CCL of Thornville.

She is survived by her loving family: her children, Sylvia Baker of Thornville, Mary (Jerry) Franks of Jacksontown, Susie (Dan) Hibbler of Thornville and James Royer of Thornville; siblings, Ruth Pekar of Pensacola, FL., Wyn Ferguson of Hilliard, and Bernard Jeffers of Lewistown; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Royer on Sept. 23, 2000; three sisters; and one brother.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058, or the Thornville United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.

Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for the Royer family.

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