Merle Naomi (North) Rood

May 26, 1943 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 79)


Merle Naomi Rood, 79, of S. Vienna, passed away June 21, 2022 in her home. She was born May 26, 1943 in Springfield, the daughter of John and Beatrice North. Merle had retired from LOCI. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and flower gardening. Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Harold J. Rood, Sr.; children, Della Boucher and spouse, Denise Lynn Kiper, Shirley Frost and spouse, Harold Rood, Jr. and spouse, and Jeffery Rood and spouse; son-in-law, Ricky Campbell; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Deanna Campbell and Arthur Rood, and by her parents. The family is planning private services at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be shared at


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