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1933 Carol 2021

Carol Prill Mounts

April 14, 1933 — August 12, 2021

Van Wert

Our beloved mother, Carol A. (Erdenberger) Prill Mounts, 88, of Van Wert, passed away peacefully to her eternal home at 10:10 AM on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Park Place Assisted Living in Ft Wayne, under the care of Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice.

She was born on April 14, 1933, in Mansfield and was the only child of the late Oscar V. "OV" and Anna T. (Schuler) Erdenberger. On October 30, 1955, she married Gordon R. Prill, who passed away on March 5, 1992. On December 29, 1995 she married James E. Mounts, who preceded her in death on May 8, 2018.

The years spent raising her 5 children provided her with ample opportunities to hone her exceptional skills that included cooking, baking and gardening. Carol was a loving mother, farm wife and homemaker. She was known for her delicious pies and cookies, and delighted in giving out plate-fulls of Christmas cookies to friends and family every year. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling and camping in her motorhome and wintering in Fort Myers, Florida. She was a member of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church in Van Wert, The Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Women's Society, and the Van Wert County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are Children, Sharon R. (Jeffrey) Wittler of Bradford, New York, Gary L. (Terri) Prill of Van Wert, Diane S. (Bruce) Maurice of Kokomo, Indiana, Duane A. (Ken Saltzman) Prill of Bradford, New York, and Angela K. (Doug) Spieth of Fort Wayne, Indiana; grandchilden, Nicholas (Kristin) Grote, Jerilyn (Julio) Gonzales, Christopher (Megan) Grote, Curtis (Bethany) Prill, Keith Prill, Lydia (Brian) Sonderman, Joshua Maurice, Adam Spieth and Rebekah Spieth; and 7 great-grandchildren. Through her second marriage, she is also survived by members of the James Mounts family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carol`s memory may be directed to Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice of Fort Wayne, Indiana or Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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