Gladys Mae Royer, 86, Rothsville H.S. grad, Badorf Shoe Co. retiree, enjoyed played Scrabble

By on April 12, 2017

Gladys Mae (Beard) Royer, 86, of Lititz, passed away, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Gardens of Lititz.

Born in Rothsville in 1930, Gladys was the daughter of the late Paul Z. and Mabel (Zimmerman) Beard Sr. She was the wife of the late Edwin L. Royer.

A 1948 graduate of the former Rothsville High School, she worked 51 years for the Badorf Shoe Co., Lititz, until her retirement. Gladys was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ephrata. Gladys loved to spend her time bird watching, reading, playing Scrabble, and working crossword puzzles.

She is survived by two stepdaughters: Darby Lynn Lapp, wife of Richard, of Lancaster; and Donna Marie Nash, wife of Vincent, of Ephrata; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert D. Beard Sr., of Stevens; and Herbert Beard, wife of Gloria, of Gretna Springs; five nephews; and nine nieces.

Gladys was preceded in death by a brother: Paul Z. Beard Jr.; and a sister: Marian Jean Rossman.

Funeral services were held April 10 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. Interment was in Lincoln Cemetery, Ephrata.

To leave the family an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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