Kenneth L. Royer

May 20, 1917March 22, 2011

Kenneth L. Royer, age 93 of Randolph, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at his home. He was born May 20, 1917, in Uniontown, Ohio, son of the late Roy Henry and Verna Belle (Slusser) Royer. Kenny was a beloved husband, loving father, and proud grandfather. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and a school bus driver for Randolph and Waterloo Schools for 39 years. Kenny was very active in the Randolph community. He was a lifetime member of the Randolph Fire Department, charter member of the Randolph Lions Club, served as a member of the Randolph Fair Board and as a Randolph Township Trustee. He was also a special deputy of the Portage County Sheriff’s Department and a board member of the Portage County Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Margaret “Peggy” Royer; children: Jacquelyn (Dennis) Govan-Olic of Randolph, Deborah Royer of Edgewater, MD, Kenneth Royer Jr. of Randolph, David (Aggie) Royer Sr. of Randolph; grandchildren: Lizette Royer, Kenneth Royer III, David Royer Jr., Bill Govan, Nicholas Royer, and Mike Govan; also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by his brother Delbert. Friends will be received Friday, March 25, 2011, from 4-8 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266. Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Robert Cheyney and Reverend James Lang at 11:00 AM on Saturday at the Advent Lutheran Church, 1516 Edison St., Uniontown, OH 44685. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph. Condolences and memories may be shared at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Randolph Fire Department, Advent Lutheran Church, or Aultman Hospice. (Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436)


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 26, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, March 25, 2011

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Susie Metcalf-Carpenter

March 31, 2011

My deepest condolences during this difficult time.Kenny was my bus driver for 6 years,he drove my sisters to school too. he was a great man,and will be missed by all that knew him.

Dave Zurschmit

March 29, 2011

I didn't know Kenny as well as I wish I could have.The first time I met him,I felt as if I had known him for years.That's very rare these days. My heart felt condolences go out to the entire Royer family.He will be truly missed.


March 26, 2011

So sad to hear of Kenny's passing. My sincere condolences to the entire family. The heavens have suddenly become brighter. Blessings and Love to all

Lou Ann Metz

March 26, 2011

Kenny Royer was one of God's true gifts. He was an honest man who always worked hard to make this a better place.

Through his public service he touched the lives of so many, including me.

He always had a kind word and an impish grin. He stressed hard work, honesty and giving back to the community.

This earth has lost a great man and heaven has gained a faithful servant.

I am sorry for your loss and will remember you all in my prayers. Thank you for sharing him all of those years.

God Bless,
Lou Ann Metz

Jo (Robertson) Martin

March 26, 2011

Dear Peggy and family~
What a loss! You and Kenny have always had a smile-y spot in my heart. You made me feel loved, as you did so many. Mom and Kenny were quite the team in their growing-up years, and she shared so many fond memories with us. Kenny is loved. You are loved.

Jamie Bowman

March 26, 2011

The entire Waterloo community has lost a great man, who was respected by every student that had the pleasure to have him as the driver of their bus.My heart is heavy with sorrow. All my love to the Royer family

Peggy Serafin

March 26, 2011

Sadden to her of your loss. Mr. Royer was one wonderful soul with a huge heart. Thank you for all the memories, especially for my children; Angie, Suzie and Matt. May God Bless

Sue and Dick Robertson

March 26, 2011

Peggy and Family,
How saddened we were to hear of Kenny's passing. We have so many wonderful memories from childhood up. So sorry we're not able to make it to the services but our love and prayers are with you. Love,

Mary (Brown) Cotterell & Family

March 26, 2011

To the Royer family, Sorry I could not be with you in this difficult time. I respected, and love Big Kenny like a father. He will definitely be missed but never forgot. We will always have those great memories. Thoughts and Prayers to you. Love you all.

Leon Ross

March 25, 2011

The Royer family are in my thoughts and prayers.