2013-09-28 / Obituaries

Nelda N. Bernat

A memorial service, to celebrate the life of Nelda N. Bernat, 81, of Newark, will be held at noon on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, 88 N. 5th Street, Newark, with Reverend William Koppert officiating. A private burial will be held at Fairmount Cemetery.

Nelda was born in Hebron, on July 29, 1932, to the late John and Florence (Holtsbery) Bounds. She passed away at Riverside Methodist Hospital on September 21, 2013.

Nelda graduated from Hebron High School, Class of 1950. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Newark. She participated in Monday Talks and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Moundbuilders Country Club, where she enjoyed golfing and socializing.

Survivors include one son, Kent (Kathy) Bernat of Los Gatos, CA; one daughter, Kathy Bernat of Worthington; sister, Mary Ann Vaughn of Belpre, Ohio; grandchildren, Riley, Brittany and Ryan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Bernat in 2004; and one brother, John J. Bounds.

Nelda was a dog lover and has asked that memorial contributions be made in memory of her to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr., Heath, Ohio 43056.

Friends may call at the Criss- Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville Street, Newark on Thursday from 5- 8 p.m. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to share a memory about Nelda or to sign an online guest book.

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