Stella Effie Royal

February 28, 1940
- January 01, 2010

MILO - Stella E. Royal, 69, wife of the late Malcolm "Danny" Daniel Royal, died Jan. 1, 2010, with her son, Richard and his wife, Shawna; and a granddaughter, Morgan, by her side at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. Stella was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Orneville, daughter of the late Calvin A. and Myla B. (Lyford) Herbest. She attended Milo High School and worked for many years hand sewing for Dexter Shoe of Milo and at home. Stella was a lifelong member of Aldworth Chapter No. 39 Order of the Eastern Star. Stella was predeceased by an infant daughter, Tammy; two brothers, Ralph and Calvin Herbest Jr.; and two sisters, Roberta Gerrish and Alta Baker. She is survived by her son, Richard Royal and his wife, Shawna, of Milo and their daughters, Miranda Royal and Emily Monahan; three stepsons, Malcolm "Danny" Royal and his wife, Vicki, of Milo and their children, Jeremy and Heather, Kendall Royal and his wife, Julie, of Milo and their daughter, Morgan, Kevan Royal and his wife, Lisa, of Sebec and their children, Ryan, Chris and Jamie Royal, as well as a daughter, Christy Demers; a stepdaughter, Donna Estes and her husband, Scott, of LaGrange and their children, Jessica and Miranda Dyer, Jake Estes and Cari Ogden; and several great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Albina Emery; a special niece and nephew, Cheryl and Carroll Russell, all of Orneville; many nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by her special friends, Diane Sack and Theda Cowing. In accordance with Stella's wishes, friends and family will be invited to attend a memorial service and family gathering in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

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