Beatrice J. (Merrill) Rounds

Jul 12, 2014

Jan. 9, 1908 - Nov. 24, 2007

NEW LONDON - Beatrice J. (Merrill) Rounds, 99, of New London, died Saturday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

She was born Jan. 9, 1908 in Camden Township and grew up in the Clarksfield area. She moved to San Fernando Valley, Calif. in 1946, where she lived until moving back to the New London area in 1973. She was a 1927 graduate of New London High School.

She had worked for Columbia Savings & Loan in San Fernando Valley, Calif. for 15 years. She was a member of the Clarksfield United Methodist Church and the New London Golden Agers.

She is survived by a daughter, Sonja Bennett of Simi Valley, California; stepdaughters, Jean (Howard) Reep of Wakeman and Bonnie (Harold) Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many stepgreat grandchildren; and a nephew and a neice.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Harry Roberts in 1956 and Clarence Rounds in 1990; a brother, Ralph Merrill; a stepdaughter, Ruth Timbs; and a step brother, Virgil Childs.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clarksfield United Methodist Church, 5151 Zenobia Road, Clarksfield, with the Rev. Cathy Ake officiating. Burial will follow in Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery.

Memorials gifts may be sent to Clarksfield United Methodist Church, 5151 Zenobia Road, Wakeman, Ohio 44889.