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Troyer, Roy S. (1889-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Sep 22 p. 7;

Birth date: 1889 Oct 13

text of obituary:

Hesston Businessman Called by Death

Hesston, Kan. — Funeral services for Roy S. Troyer, 76, long-time Hesston businessman and active lay church worker, were conducted last Sunday afternoon at the Hesston Mennonite Church.

Mt. Troyer, who had suffered a heart attack some weeks ago, had recently been released from the hospital. He died Sept. 15 at his home.

A native of Ness County, Kan., he lived at Inman, Kan. and in Oregon before moving to Hesston in 1929. He owned and operated the Hesston Mill until his retirement in 1961, and was a partner in the Roy-Al Turkey Farms, Inc. of Hesston. He was vice-president of the Hesston State Bank, served on the board of the Schowalter Villa, and had been secretary-treasurer of the South Central Mennonite Conference for many years.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Nov 24 p. 12

text of obituary:


Roy S. Troyer, son of Menno Z. and Susan Troyer, was born Oct. 13, 1889, in Ness County, Kansas. His death resulting from a coronary occlusion came on Sept. 15, 1966, while in his home.

He and Nora Miller were married on Dec. 25, 1910. Besides his companion, he is survived by his son, Ordo, Inglewood, Calif., daughter Vesta (Mrs. Paul Gingerich), Williamsburg, Iowa, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and five grandchildren. There also remain two brothers, Ora of Sarasota, Fla. and Menno of La Junta, Colo.; four sisters, Lillie (Mrs. Edward Steckley) and Bertha of Albany, Ore., Ida (Mrs. Floyd Kauffman), Minot, N. D. and Dorothy (Mrs. Leo Burkett), Hesston.

Roy's chief occupation in the years from 1907 until 1929 was teacher in elementary schools. He taught in various communities of Kansas and Oregon.

He with his family moved to Hesston, Kan. in 1929. Until a few years ago when he retired, he had owned and operated the Hesston Feed Mill and had partnership in the Royal Turkey Plant. Aside from his business operations, his dedication and abilities were indicated in such non-remunerative services as treasurer of the South Central Mennonite Conference Mission Board, member of Mennonite Mutual Aid, member of the Schowalter Villa local board, and vice-president of the Hesston State Bank.

Funeral services were held in the Hesston College Mennonite Church on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, in charge of the Pastor Peter Wiebe and Rev. Milo Kauffman. Interment was made in the Hesston Cemetery.

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