Carol June (Smart) Mohrbacher, daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Walker) Smart, was born June 28, 1946, in Mountain Grove, Missouri, and passed away at Cox South in Springfield, Missouri, November 26, 2020, at 74 years of age.
She married Lee Mohrbacher on July 23, 1994, in Mountain Grove.
Carol worked at Brown Shoe Company in Mountain Grove and Cabool from the early 1980s until the company closed. After the closing, she attended Ozarks Technical College and received her certificate as a dental assistant. She was immediately employed by Cartwright Dental in Cabool, Missouri. She worked there for approximately 15 years and retired in 2006.
After retirement, Carol loved making the home, reading books, and watching movies with her husband. She had a pet parakeet, Corkey, who ate breakfast with her every morning. Corkey would sit right on her shoulder, and they would eat toast together.
She loved watching fashion shows and reading fashion magazines. She was always well-dressed and beautiful any time she left the home, no matter where she went.
Carol loved to travel on cruises. Lee and Carol traveled to numerous states and traveled to Mexico at least once a year. Carol traveled to many other countries besides Mexico where she and other family members stayed for a week at a time.
She loved writing poetry. She was writing an autobiography about herself and her family which she had not yet finished. Carol enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She loved playing rummy with her grandson Stephen (who could not beat her).
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Gertrude Smart; brothers, Tom and Russell Smart; and sisters, Violet Burke, Dee Lovan, and Maudine Billingsley.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Mohrbacher of Mountain Grove; two sons, Randy Rhodes and wife Patricia of Lebanon, Missouri, and Rick Jolly and wife Angie of Aldrich, Missouri; a stepson, Bryan Mohrbacher and wife Amy of Lebanon, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Sheri Chapman of Spokane, Missouri; and nine grandchildren who will miss her dearly.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020, with Brother Gene Edwards officiating. Special songs were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagles Wings” and “Look At Us.” Pallbearers were Billy Devault, Donnie Strunk, Parker Rhodes, Shawn Smart, John Hopkins, and Stephen Jolly. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Strunk, Ronnie Devault, Gerald Harrison, and Levon Ellis. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Memorial contributions have been requested to be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.