Rose Marie "Peach" Royer

July 13, 1934March 13, 2019

Rose M. “Peach” Royer, age 84, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:52 p.m. at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born July 13, 1934 in St. David, IL to Kenneth "Ed" and Margaret (Stouffer) Ford. She married Joseph Royer on May 26, 1951 in Peoria. He passed away on Nov. 1, 2010 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by two daughters: Becky Dixon, Margaret Royer, one son, Kevin Royer, and two brothers: Carroll and Chuck Ford. Survivors include three daughters: Rose (Bill) Birmingham-Whitehurst of Glasford, Vickie (Phil) McConnell of Peoria, Cindy (Dana) Herold of Pekin, five sons: Joe Royer, JR of Bartonville, Kenny (Carla) Royer of Florida, Roger (Niki) Royer of Wyoming, IL, Gary Royer of Peoria, Danny Royer of Peoria, 25 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Peach worked for District 69, Pleasant Hill School District. She was an avid Cubs fan and loved spending time with her Bunco group. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Peach’s life will be Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. You may view Peach’s obituary online at


  • Kenneth "Ed" Ford, Father
  • Margaret Stouffer Ford, Mother
  • Joseph Royer, Husband
  • Rose (Bill) Birmingham-Whitehurst, Daughter
  • Vicki (Phil) McConnell, Daughter
  • Cindy (Dana) Herold, Daughter
  • Joe Royer Jr., Son
  • Kenny (Carla) Royer, Son
  • Roger (Niki) Royer, Son
  • Gary Royer, Son
  • Becky Dixon, Daughter
  • Margaret Royer, Daughter
  • Kevin Royer, Son
  • Carroll Ford, Brother
  • Chuck Ford, Brother
  • Peach is survived by 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, March 18, 2019

Rose Marie "Peach" Royer

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Dana Adkinson

March 18, 2019

Peach's always left a foot print on everyone she came in contact with... I'll be praying for all family and friends

Samantha Royer

March 16, 2019

I am so lost with out you grandma I love you more then you will ever know 💔

Jayne Kelly

March 15, 2019

I remember seeing her at PHS activities watching her children, my children, her grands, etc. Always pleasant with a smile on her face. Very kind lady. RIP

Linda Eddy

March 14, 2019

Extending my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one to the entire Royer family.

cindy westman

March 14, 2019

Much love and peace. Thank you for spending time with us. Im so grateful you got to meet ypur great grandaughter.