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Barbara Emilie Royer

May 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 2021 (Age 70)

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Barb was my volunteer at St Luke Assisted Living in Minerva and a fantastic one at that.
She was game for anything I asked her to help with, and did it with a smile and a fun attitude.
Whether it was as our craft lady at the Trick or Treat on Main Street function, or as the word puzzle lady up at the dry erase board, she was here for a good time. On a Summer Saturday morning the residents and I would pick her up with the facility bus and head out on our shopping/ lunch trip.

I met Barb online in the doll community. We were close friends for many years...attended several doll shows together...shared prayer requests and family issues... dreams. She was one of the kindest..most generous women I have ever met! When I look at Barb I see her smile...her unwavering faith..her generosity...her encouraging words. She always ended her messages "God bless you lots...Love and Prayers".... I miss you sweet friend...but I will see you again sweet sister in...

Barb was a good person.
She had a sense of humor, and was the most giving person.
She had a love for our Lord that superceded anything in this earthly life.
We were caddy corner neighbors at Lake Mohawk for several years, then caddy corner neighbors here at Woodale Village.
There wasn't anything Barb wouldn't do for you.
She truly was a woman of Christ.
I will miss her very much.
We were always gabbing when the weather was good outside, and texting late at...

Go peacefully on your way ,Barb. Your life has been a blessing to so many. You loved your family and friends and they loved you right back. You will forever be remembered.
Pat and Byron Bergman

II always thought you were so pretty. Always giving and caring for others. I'm glad for the times we spent together remembering times past and making new memories. You were very special to me Barbie and I will miss you always until we meet you cousin.

Since we were little you have been in my heart. You made my life so much better. Your gentle ,sweet spirit led me to know Gods love. You were my angel on earth, please be the angel that comes to take me home. I love you so much. To your family and friends I pray God will carry them through this hard time. God bless you all.

We loved you the family but especially Barbara I felt very close. I will miss you all very much and I know you all were very surprised and greatly sadden and will hurt for a long while but you will have all those memories of that beautiful woman and God is with you
Love to all

Barb was a joy to know and a beautiful example of Christ’s love. May our God of love wrap His arms around you and give comfort and peace. We will miss our friend . With our love and prayers, Rick & Esther Smith

I had the pleasure of meeting Barb, through my mother Charlene Clice. They worked together at Stark DD. My mom has since passed. I loved hearing my mom and Barb talk about their love of dolls. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family.


Barbara's Obituary

Barbara Emilie Royer, age 70 of Minerva, passed away at her beloved home on Sunday, January 31, 2021 and went to be with her Lord and Savior. Barbara was born in Akron, Ohio on May 25, 1950 to Lowell Newman and Esther Jo (Spinks) O'Dell.She was a dedicated employee of 25 years at Stark County Board of DD where she worked as a specialist bonding with her clients over the years and nurturing them as her own.  She volunteered her free time at St. Luke's Assisted Living in Minerva, OH.  Barb was an avid doll collector and trader but what she truly enjoyed were the friendships formed over the years.  She really enjoyed gifting her collection to bring joy to others.  Barb was a dedicated member of Faith Fellowship Church of East Rochester where she formed friendships and always put Christ first.Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, David Preston Royer; and her three children: Michael Royer (his wife Joan) of Waynesburg OH, Brenda Mullaly (her husband Pat) of Hutto TX, Daniel Royer (his wife Tami) of Summerland, FL.  She is also survived by her 3 beloved grandchildren: Brendan Mullaly of Madison WI, Sean and Colin Mullaly of Hutto TX; and a sister Marti Sowash (her husband John) of Salem OH.

In addition to Barb's parents, Lowell and Jo O'Dell, she is also preceded in death by a brother, David O'Dell.

Funeral services will be held in the Bartley Funeral Home, 205 West Lincoln Way, Minerva, Ohio, on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Lee Iden, officiating. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bartley Funeral Home.  All of the current face masks, social distancing, and building occupancy rules will be observed according to the Health Department guidelines.


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