Clara June Royer

July 09, 1936 ‒ January 01, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

Clara June Royer, 84, of Mansfield passed away Friday evening January 1, 2021 in the Arbors at Mifflin after struggling several years with dementia.

The daughter of Clarence Henry and Lula Mae (Liley) Kemp, Clara was born July 9, 1936 in Mansfield.  Formerly of Loudonville, Clara attended Lucas schools.  On January 26, 1957 she married Earl Royer.

A homemaker, Clara’s focus was on raising her children.  She loved to cook for family.  She especially enjoyed preparing holiday dinners, and having family cookouts and bon fires.  Clara ate often at Mansfield Restaurant and was on the lookout of the best deals at Kmart and the Dollar Store.  Especially, more recently, she loved her ice cream treats.

Clara looked forward to each holiday season…. looking at Christmas lights with her family on Christmas Eve.  Her wedding anniversary was celebrated with family each January at Der Dutchman.

She is survived by her daughters Deb (Tom) Harmon and Diane (Mark) Wharton all of Mansfield; grandchildren Faith Harmon (Andrew Neighbors) and Sarah (Brant) Culler; great grandchildren Hayden and Harrison Culler and Kylee Ann Neighbors; sister Betty Harmon of Perrysville; brother-in-law Leonard Royer of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; good friends Helen Boling and Mike Adams; her therapy cat Cindy Lou and her Arbors at Mifflin kitty cats Carmel and Butterscotch.

Her family will be forever grateful for the care and kindness given by the staff at Arbors at Mifflin.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Earl Lee Royer; sister Dorothy (Dean) Weirick; three brothers Fred (Betty) Kemp, Virgil (Virginia) Kemp, Kenny (Sharon) Kemp, and Loyal Kemp.

Private family funeral services will be Thursday, January 7, 2021 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Burial will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Mansfield/Richland County Humane Society may be made through the funeral home.

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  • You have my deep sympathy in the loss of your mom. She seemed like a nice lady.Deb and Diane, you were supportive daughters , visiting her a lot, and it was nice to see your friendly faces, when we visited our Mom at Arbors, Elaine Lemon. Also you always had a kind word to our Mom. Thank you and God bless you in this difficult time. Linda Hughes

  • So sorry on the loss of your mom. She was a sweet lady and I loved her smile! You two were always at Mifflin Care with your mom .All the parties they had made great memories. Our mom, Elaine Lemon, loved it when you stopped in to see her. I’m sure it was really tough on you not to be able to see your mom and hug her during this vivid. I’ll always remember seeing you both walk in to my mom’s calling hours. That was so nice of you to come , it made our day. I feel so bad that I can’t come to your mom’s funeral. I loved your video, your family was so devoted to your mom. Our parents loved eating at Mansfield restaurant too! It was so nice knowing you and your mom. Hope things get better in this New Year. God Bless you and your family. Lana Conry

  • Debbie and Diane I’m so sorry I hear about the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed your mom and dad when I would spend the night. Your mom would make us homemade cocoa and toast she was so sweet.

  • Debbie and Diane I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed your mom and dad when I would spend the night. Your mom would make us homemade cocoa and toast she was so sweet.