In Memory of Wayne Shroyer born February 11 1924, died July 17 2003
services Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel Monday July 21 2003 10:30a.m.
officiating Reverend Max Carmichael, Reverend Ron Helton
pallbearers Christopher Cribb, H.L. Carmichael, Eric Elliott, Todd Wayne Cribb, Thaddeus Garton, Russell Cribb
Honorary Pallbearer Michael Frye
music by Karla Meinke and Mary Berndt
interment Early Cemetery
military honors by Ragan-Hickman American Legion Post #477 Mercer MO
Virgil Wayne Shroyer, son of Virgil Wyman and Jessie Leona (Toot) Shroyer, was born in Mercer, MO on February 11, 1924, and passed away on July 17, 2003 at his home west of Mercer, MO at the age of 79 years.
Wayne was united in marriage to Carolyn June Haggard on December 19, 1942. She survives him of their home. He is also survived by two daughters, Sharon Cribb and son-in-law Garry of Kansas City, MO; and Linda Shroyer of Davison, MI; six grandchildren, Russel Scott Cribb and wife Rebecca, Todd Wayne Cribb and wife Laura, Christopher Jason Cribb and wife Jaime, Jennifer Ann Elliott and husband Eric, Cicely Rose Lapierre and husband Nate, and Thaddeus Dylan Garton; four great-grandchildren, Luke, Bryanna, Alexander, and Skyler Cribb; two step-great-grandchildren, Tally & Berka Lapierre; four sisters, Ruth Austin of Bella Vista, AK, Marie Dailey Hass of Mercer, and Margaret Logan & Betty Daily of Indianola, IA; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Wauneta Shroyer, Vera Nanning, and Eva Alley; and by one brother, John Wesley Shroyer.
Wayne was raised in Mercer and was a 1942 graduate of Mercer High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army in the Philippines from 1944 to 1946. After the war, he went into business with his father for several years. He later owned and operated Shroyer Feed, Grain and Trucking in Mercer, and served as Mercer's postmaster for a short time. He spent the next 22 years working for Southwest Freight Lines of Kansas City, where he was an owner, operator of his own truck. He also was a graduate of Auctioneering School in Kansas City, and auctioneered many sales in Mercer County and the surrounding area.
Wayne was a member of the Ragan-Hickman American Legion Post #477 of Mercer, Masonic Lodge #91 A.F. & A.M. of Corydon, IA., the Mercer United Methodist Church, and also served as President of the Mercer High School Alumni Association.
Wayne loved visiting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were very special to him. His garden was his great joy, and he made many trips to Kansas City to share his garden produce with family and friends.