Caroline “Carrie” Piar

July 27, 1931 ‒ May 14, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Caroline “Carrie” Piar, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday morning, May 14, 2020 at her home.  She was born on July 27, 1931 in Danville to the late Roland Joseph and Frances Grace (Condon) Sapp.

Carrie was a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  She was active with her card club at the Fredericktown Senior Activity Center and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and bird watching.  Carrie’s greatest love was following her kids and grandkids through their activities.

Carrie is survived by her children, Mary Jane (Phil) Wolfe of Duluth, GA, Russell (Charlene) Piar of Wright City, MO, Raymond (Rani) Piar of Mansfield, Edward (Vicki) Piar of Mount Vernon; Donna Johnston of Heath and Kenneth Piar of Powell; grandchildren, Jarrod (Sherri), Meredith, Maureen (Ben) and Montannah Piar, Ellie (Corey) Cline, Natalie (Andy) Brenneman, Olivia, Lucie and Lane Arnott and Jacob Piar; step granddaughter, Emily Schirtzinger; step grandsons, Phillip and Josh Schiff; 9 great grandchildren;  sisters, Barb Daugherty of Mount Vernon, Ruth Riley of Mansfield and Sarah Evans of Mount Vernon; brother, Paul (Beth) Sapp of Danville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Carrie was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Piar on March 7, 2016; sister, Grace Temple; and brothers, Robert, Bernard, Owen and Richard Sapp.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Mount Vernon with Father Daniel Olvera presiding.

The family would like to extend its gratitude and appreciation to our aunt, Sarah for her commitment and devotion in caring for mom prior to her passing.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carrie’s memory to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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  • To the Family of Carrie Piar,

    Carrie was a dear friend years ago of my Mother IdaBelle Shrimplin – Carrie sent me a pic on her wedding day of she, my Mother & myself. In the last few years she & I kept connected on FB with so many loving messages. I will forever remember Carrie in my heart.

    Deepest Sympathy,

    Lanny & Patsy (Shrimplin) Lyons

  • To the Piar Family:
    So sorry to here of the passing of your most precious Mother. I have many great memories of spending time at your home and bringing candy to Donna and Kenny when they were so young, and the tackle football games in your yard. Your Mom was always so kind and friendly and made us all feel welcome. Melanie and I will keep you all in our prayers for peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Mike & Melanie O’Hara

  • Russ and all the brothers and sisters ,
    I cannot think of growing up in Mt Vernon without thinking of St Vincent and spending weekends on your farm. Those days I will always cherish. Your Mother made me feel like family every time I saw her. She had to be one of the nicest people I have ever met.
    As I grew up and left I never forgot all of you and how close we were. Your parents made a real difference in my life and I am glad they are both together again. I hope all of you can be happy knowing you were raised by such a wonderful and caring person. Tom Shafer

  • So sorry about Carrie! We was such a sweet person. I knew her through the Fredericktown Senior Activity. Your in our thoughts and prayers! Deepest Sympathy to the Family!

  • Mary Jane and the Piar family:
    It goes without saying how beautiful a Mother you had. She was such a great lady, and, anytime we would see her, always so friendly and smiling.
    Our Mother and her were good friends and, I believe, Dad enjoyed her, as well, when she was at the ball fields supporting her boys.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace.

    In Friendship,
    Vickie Marra
    Roger Marra

  • Sorry for your loss. Hoping your memories are fond and your grievance short. Blessings to you your family and Mrs. Piars friends as well.

  • Carrie was Chief Operator in the 1950’s when I was an operator… such a sweet lady and from that time on…. she always knew me and would have kind words… I am so sorry for your loss but know Heaven is a much happier place with here there!

  • So sorry to hear of your moms passing.Wendy and I are praying for comfort to your family at this difficult time.

  • Dear Paul, Beth and Family, We were so sorry to read about the passing of Paul’s sister. Please know that we are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dear Mary Jane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Valerie McManis and Dad Russ

  • My heart goes out to each one of you. As I told Vicky, I thought of Aunt Carrie as the Beacon of Light for the Piar family. She will be missed and heaven will def have more laughter with her around. I have good memories of Aunt Jean, Aunt Maud, Carrie and my Mom laughing as they embark on their adventure driving down to Tennessee. Think of the 4 of them as the original Thelma & Louise trailblazers and you are bound to laugh. Love u guys


  • To the Piar family,so sorry to hear about your loss.Aunt Carrie was a devoted Lady.When she would call dad it always put a smile on his face.It made him very happy to hear her voice.Prayers to everyone.

  • My sympathy to your family. I enjoyed water aerobics with Carrie and playing cards with her and Sarah at the senior center. She was so much fun and a pleasure to be with. She will be sadly missed. Pat Davis

  • You are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Carrie was a wonderful friend. Enjoyed out times together and our emails.

  • What a testament of love Carrie & Sarah shared , they always brought smiles & joy wherever they went . I feel blessed to have had the honor of knowing the sisters . They always pitched into help me at the Senior Center, Carrie you will be missed by so many . Sarah & Lynnie you are in my thoughts . I never had the pleasure to meet other family members , please accept my condolences she was a remarkable soul.
    God Bless,
    Lisa Wayne

  • Some of life’s favorites moments are made from memories with people you care about and respect. Carrie was definitely one of those people. Level headed, gracious, and thoughtful come to mind when I think of Carrie. I think of the times she’d bring food to Don and me out in the fields out in the middle of nowhere. Or when Carrie would stop by and talk with my Mom for hours. Carrie and Don were a friend of mine, my sisters, my brother, and my Mom and Dad. Please accept my sincere condolences to Carrie’s family.

  • Carrie was a special person. Always warm, friendly, helpful and what a great smile! When Ken and my son Mike were in Jr. High, I met Carrie and we became friends. She turned into a combination older sister/Mother figure to me. I don’t know if I could have been half as good of a Mother myself without her guidance! She helped me thru my kids teen years and we all survived! Carrie and I went to many Football and basketball games for a lot of years. Great fun! My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Piar Family. Hugs to all of you! Cindy (Wells) Sperry and family

  • You’re mom was such an amazing, strong and positive woman. Her sincerity, compassion and honesty was radiant. I was heart broken to hear she passed so soon, was always praying she had more time.
    Dad and I loved your mom and I’m grateful she knew that and we got to hug her and tell her so many times before this Covid-19 (China virus) hit and ruined all proper church service”s and funerals and killed a bunch of our seniors. One thing your mom knew about me, I was always honest, never held back…lol
    I hugged your mom big time, always with a tear in my eye when we left. I told her I would never forget her, that she would always see me at the cemetery when I visit my mom and brother.
    I know we will both (dad and I) treasure those long visits, talking about life, family, your dad, the past, politics and just bonding. We talked about everything and laughed a lot too. You’re mom was my dad’s good friend and the last real connection to family in Mt Vernon. It hit him hard.
    Often our mortality stares us in the face, but imagine getting old and watching so many you love pass before you. That’s my dad.
    Your mom told me, she was ready and had a good life and missed your dad and knew all of you would be okay. I hope that helps.
    I know how hard it is to lose your mom, I’m sorry. You never forget but it gets better with time. Love lasts forever, your mom’s spirit and memories live thru many of the lives she touched. I will never forget her…

  • Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. As our aunt and sister-in-law, she was always there whenever we needed help, providing comfort and a smile without any complaints. Not only was she devout in her Catholic faith and generous in volunteering her time, but most notably a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. The love and kindness she provided made us all better people and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have had her in our lives.

    Thank you for sharing her with us as we will always treasure the memories forever.

    “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.”

    Jean, Rhonda, Madalyn, Jacqueline and Michael Piar