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Obituary: Omer Lloyd Shroyer, Monticello

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Omer Lloyd Shroyer, 93, of Monticello, died at 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Lloyd was born and raised in Ogilville, Indiana. After graduation from Columbus High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from Central Normal College in 1942 and eventually completed his Master's Degree at Butler University in 1950. From July of 1942 to November of 1945, Lloyd served in the U.S. Army (T/5 Military Police), including stints in Hawaii, Guadalcanal, the Philippines, and Korea.

Once he'd returned home from World War II in the spring of 1946, he married Thelma Barnes, whom he'd met while at Central Normal. The next fall, he began his career in education as a teacher at Clayton High School, moving to Danville High School in 1948 as principal, to Lizton in 1951 as principal, and to Hope in 1954, first as Hauser principal and then as superintendent of Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation.

Lloyd returned to the classroom in 1961 as a Latin and social studies teacher at Twin Lakes High School, but eventually went back into administration as junior high assistant principal and then principal of Oaklawn Elementary School. He retired from Twin Lakes in 1985.

A longtime member of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello, Indiana, Lloyd served as a Sunday School Teacher, Elder, Board Member and Board Chairman throughout the years. He was also a member of the American Legion, Thornton Williams Post No. 81 of Monticello, Indiana, the Sigma Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, and the Indiana Woodland Stewards.

Born Tuesday, July 15, 1919, in Columbus, he was the son of Elza A. Shroyer and  Eva (Stout) Shroyer. On May 19, 1946, in Garrett, Indiana, he married the love of his life, Thelma H. Barnes.

Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012,  at the Miller-Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana, with the Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church officiating. The service will begin with full military rites conducted by the local Honor Guard of the Monticello American Legion, Amvets, and V.F.W.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Ohio Chapel Cemetery in Ogilville, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be given to Monticello Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years; daughters, Melanie Thrall of Monticello, Indiana, and Kathleen Shroyer of Greensburg, Indiana; a son, Douglas Shroyer of New Salisbury, Indiana; granddaughters, Lindsay Shroyer of Phoenix, Arizona, Keats Wineland of Greenville, South Carolina, Bree Shroyer of New Salisbury, Indiana, and Wynn Shroyer of New Salisbury, Indiana; and a grandson, Evan Wineland of Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Shroyer.

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