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Linn County News

Published Feb. 27, 2019

Roma Elaine Shroyer, age 75 of Prescott, Kan., passed away at her home on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. She was born Oct. 17, 1943, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Alvin and Suda Edwards Post.

She married Jack Shroyer on May 28, 1961, in Prescott, and to this union two children were born, a son, Gary, and daughter Cheryl.

Elaine had worked for Western Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the City of Prescott and Prescott Grade School. She attended nursing school at Fort Scott, graduating in 1983, and went to work at Mercy Hospital, Prescott Country View Nursing Home, and Linn and Bourbon County Health Departments until she retired in 2005. 

She was an active member of Prescott United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and in the United Methodist Women's group. She also was on the Library and Cemetery Board. She also loved playing music.

Elaine was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Shroyer, in 1982; her parents; three brothers, Duane, Raymond and Richard Post; and one sister, Florence Post.

She is survived by husband Jack; son Gary Shroyer and wife Kelly of Prescott; two sisters, Carol Oakes and husband William, and Kathy Williams and husband David; granddaughter Nicole Burns and husband Patrick of Fulton, Kan.; grandson Brian Shroyer and wife Melissa of Mound City, Kan.; four great grandchildren, Taylor and Jordyn Burns, and Brynna and Brendan "Howie" Shroyer; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at the Prescott United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Prescott Cemetery. 

The family suggests contributions to M.A.D.D. Online condolences for the family may be left at




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