She was born Oct. 26, 1930, in Bowling Green, the daughter of Arthur and Frances Meyer. She graduated from Bowling Green High School, Class of 1949. On June 16, 1951, she married Virgil Leamoine Royer.
She was a 50 year member of the Bowling Green OES #304 and served as District Deputy. She was also a member of the Washington Township Homemakers Club. Francella was a longtime member of the Union United Methodist Church.
She had worked as an independent Tupperware Dealer and had retired from the Division of Family Services office in Brazil.
She was a fan of basketball and enjoyed watching the Indiana Pacers, but most of all she was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with family
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leamoine Royer in 1982, her daughter Alice Jo Royer in 1970, son-in-law Michael Grey in 2000, brothers-in-law Robert M. Romas, Edward Staley, Leon Royer, Wayne Coley and sister-in-law Mary Lou Coley and parents-in-law Virgil and Nelle Royer.
Survivors include her children Janet Grey, Brazil, Carol Koehler (Larry), Center Point, and Dale Royer (Pam), Brazil, grandchildren Jill Bennett (Jake), Alissa Grey (fiancÚ Chris Romas), Justin Royer (Jaleen), Jessica Hagan (Zach), Clint Grey, stepgrandchildren Curt Koehler, Larissa Scott (Josh) and Kelsey Koehler, great-grandchildren Stuart Bennett and Wyatt Bennett, Lucas Hagan, Grace Scott and Avery Scott, sisters Doris M. Romas, Brazil and Norma Staley, Clay City, brothers-in-law Aron Royer (Pauline), Leroy Royer (Barbara), sister-in-law, Madonna Campbell (Marvin) and Regina Royer (Bill), many nieces, nephews and extended family and a special group of "angels" who made it possible for Francella to stay at home Martha, Rosie, Sadie, Pat, Kay, Bev, Macy, Charlotte and Ann.
Services will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., with Rev. Andy Charnstrom officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Saturday prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Union United Methodist Church.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.