Merryjane Royal, 51, of Butlerville, Ind., passed away unexpectedly March 15, 2017. She was born March 10, 1967, to Billy Joe Sims and Mary Ann Sims of Terre Haute.
Growing up Merryjane spent most of her free time roller skating and overnight with best friend. She attended Bible Baptist Private School. She went on to marry Byron Royal and together they had three sons. She lived in the Terre Haute area, working for Dollar General in Seelyville for quite some time and later relocating to North Vernon and Butlerville.
She is survived by her three sons, Byron Joe Royal and his wife Amy, Billy Royal of Butlerville and Daniel Royal of North Vernon. She was the proud grandmother of two precious little girls, Merryjane Royal and Arionnah Clark. Also surviving are two sisters of Terre Haute, Shirley Frakes and her husband Rick and Linda Daugherty and her husband Steve; and one brother, Kenny Sims and his wife Melissa of Terre Haute.
She was preceded in death by both parents; and two sisters, Karen Rudisel and Lisa Sims.
Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn at 12 noon on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Published on  March 23, 2017