CHERRYVILLE - Mary Ruth Toney Royster, 92, of 7197 Hull Road, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at her home.
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She was born on Feb. 18, 1921, in Cleveland County, to the late Paul Ernest Toney and Lula Grace Smith Toney. She was retired from Sweettree Mills as a stylist and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Esper "C.E." Royster.
Mrs. Royster is survived by her son, Frank Royster of Cherryville; two daughters, Abbie Jane Royster of Cherryville and Linda R. LeFever of Roanoke, Va.; two grandchildren, Rob LeFever and wife Kari of Furlong, Penn., and Sarah Royster Campbell and husband Josh of Manitowoc, Wis.; four great-grandchildren, Andy and Tommy LeFever, and Emmaline and Addison Campbell.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Officiated by: The Rev. Roy T. Byers
Entombment: Rose Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum
Funeral home: Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, c/o Doris Wilson, 147 Latham Wilson Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090; Salvation Army of Shelby, 305 N. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150; or Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Online register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 26, 2013