Carol Elisabeth Mohler
18 September, 1955 – 1 October, 2021
Carol Elisabeth Mohler, 66, of Waynesboro passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at her home.
Born September 18, 1955 in Waynesboro, she was a daughter of the late Millard Chandler Townsend and Barbara Jane (Spooner) Stark.
Carol served her community for over 20 years working with the Waynesboro First Aid Crew and Priority Transport as an EMT. She believed you should never stop learning and through many years of college classes, she enjoyed studying, psychology, law, music and astrology. Selfless by nature, Carol believed in helping others. She volunteered with the YMCA, the United Way and the Women’s Abuse Shelter in Staunton. She adored children, going for hikes, star gazing and deeply treasured the time spent with family and friends. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many.
Survivors include her son, Jamey Sensabaugh and wife, Tiffany of Waynesboro; two daughters, Morgan Sensabaugh and husband, Scott Bell of Waynesboro and Mallory Utz and husband, Bryan of Waynesboro; grandchildren, Alexis Palmerino, Chloe McLaughlin, Bri’ann Utz, Alec Utz, Tye Sensabaugh, Carter Sensabaugh and Gabe Sensabaugh; siblings, Helen Stark of Staunton, Diana Zimmerman of Waynesboro, and Kevin Townsend of Staunton; father of Chloe and very good friend, Mark McLaughlin; a number of nieces and nephews; and her loving cat, Tigs.
Following cremation, a private family memorial service will be held.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Waynesboro First Aid Crew, 201 W. Broad St., Waynesboro, VA 22980.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
Private Memorial Service
Carol Elisabeth Mohler
10 October 2021
I had just seen that Carol passed, I enjoyed working with her at Walmart. She was so nice, yet spoke her mind. She will be missed by many. Prayers for her family and friends in this difficult time. God Bless you.
6 October 2021
I miss you so much my heart will forever be broken there is no way to mend the broken pieces that scar is there forever. You had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever know. You loved everything and everyone. From plants, to animals, to people. Your soft spot for life will forever live on in me and Chloebug. You were definitely one of a kind. It’s crazy that I will miss the current mom more then the old momma. But it makes sense. In your last years you were unguarded in your feelings with me and I got to know your true heart.. and it was more wonderful then any I have ever known. I’m sorry for all the pain that you suffered on this earth. You never deserved one minute of it. And still your heart was so big… you never stopped caring for everyone around you!! I love you and admire you for that! You always told Chloe you want to be like her when you grow up but I want to be like you… I know. Lol who wants to be just like there mother not many. But your heart of gold and your love for everyone was amazing and I will do my best to let that live on through me. I love you so very much momma and I’m so proud to call myself your daughter. You did so many extraordinary things with your life but the best was raising three wonderful children. Love you!!!
5 October 2021
Your smile and laugh would light up a room, it was infectious. You never met a stranger, just a friend you've haven't spoke to yet.
You worked hard for your community, with care and passion, leaving a piece of you with the ones you helped.
When it came to your kids you loved them fiercely and unconditionally. They were the center of your universe. I admired you for that.
During my highschool years you took me in as one of your own without hesitation or judgements. You opened your house and made a spot for me, fed me while you were working 2 jobs and supported a full household on your own. Some days it didn't seem possible but you somehow made it work. We laughed, we cried, we celebrated the good times and supported each other through the tough times.
My favorite memories were running calls with you for the rescue squad. How much you loved your birds (even though I wanted to let them go outside everyday). Remember the white living room couch and the hard looong laugh we had when it gave out, falling backwards with us in it. Priceless.
Your love of Christmas and making sure everyone had something to open on Christmas. Your snow babies collectibles, each one had a story.
These memories have and will always be kept in my heart. You made a difference in my life, more than you knew.
I don't understand why you had to go, I guess your work here was done and was time for your next adventure. I hope our spirits will meet again somewhere in the universe on a different plane. Until then 💜.
4 October 2021
I meet Carol when she was a teenager. We were both in the band in High School. She had an excitement and energy for life. She enjoyed music,reading, driving on the mountains, hiking, music, the stars and the skies. She wrote poetry,and taught me how to play chess. Every now and then I would win ! Her biggest love was for children. She always did all she could to make them feel loved and to believe in themselves. One day ,she and I were going to go for a ride on the mountain. My youngest brother overheard the conversation and wanted to go. I wasn't excited about that, but because of the person she was she insisted he could come along. That made such an impact on him. To be included. She never changed from her ability and longing to nurture. That was her gift here. We will miss her here ,but God has a special place for her with him.
2 October 2021
Dear Grandma, The pain of losing you is greater than I could've ever imagined. You weren’t just my grandma but my best friend and second mother. You raised me alongside mom through some of the hardest times yet you always remained strong and fearless. You were the most stubborn and driven woman I have ever met and if you wanted something you surely made sure you achieved it. For those that you loved you would give the shirt off your back and you always made sure everyone was cared for before ever considering yourself. Some of the best parts of who I am and what I have achieved are contributed to you and who you were to me. We were always attached at the hip. Grandma, you were the most comforting person I have ever met. You always knew exactly how to calm me down and exactly what to say. I remember running to your embrace every time I felt scared. I knew that no matter the problem big or small you always had a solution and could soothe me in the most complete way. Your sense of humor could always light up the room. We were always joking with each other laughing until our stomachs hurt at the cleverness of the other. I still remember the crooked bangs you cut as we laughed regretting the decision. Every time I saw you you always reminded me of how beautiful, smart, and loved I am. From gazing at the stars to making crafts out of pinecones there was always a greater lesson to be learnt from you. You were filled with the best knowledge. One of my greatest memories I have with you is driving in the car through the parkway blasting John Denver. It replays in my head every time I miss you. John Denver has been on repeat. There's so much more to reminisce about. Your life was important and impactful and your absence will definitely be felt by a lot of people. I feel you everywhere I go and I know that you are still here. We will be reunited again one day and we will rejoice together. Finally rest peacefully, I love you grandma.
2 October 2021
I still remember all the days that we would spend outside enjoying the weather and talking about life. It was so enjoyable being able to ramble on about meaningless things without being judged. Then when I had something going on I could talk to you and you would give me good advice. I wish that we could go back to those times. I aslo remember the times here recently when we baked cupcakes and cookies. It was such a good time because it had been awhile since we were together for that long. Even with everything that happened I still love you so much.
2 October 2021
Carol, I feel like I've known you all my life through fond memories my parents shared of you growing up, and I'll always remember your beautiful smile and how it could light up any room. Lastly, I will always remember you for the mother you were to Jamey, Morgan, and Mallory; three, amazing, kind-hearted, loving, souls, that I know you are proud of.
You are already so missed by many. Say hello to dad for me.
2 October 2021
Don't you remember when you said that me you my sister tye Chloe Gabe and Carter with all are parent's would go and see the dinosaur bones I think that would be really cool but tho I can't see you I know your watching us and telling us to keep going so I'll keep going so see you later I love yo grandma bye bye
2 October 2021
Carol, I will never forget all of our many conversations and laughs over the years, and our up to no good midnight drives being mischievous and thinking we were detectives, ha-ha! Lord knows we've had some good times. I sure will miss your beautiful smile. Say hello to Kurt for me and try to keep him in line till I get there! Love you sweet lady.
2 October 2021
Mom do you remember when I was little, when you would keep me home from school at times so we could sleep in, cook an awesome breakfast, and hang out together? Many times you would take me to the courts to watch how the court system worked while you were studying criminal justice. I should have been a lawyer. You were right. But then again you always made me help you study medicine and psych when you were in school for that as well. It's no wonder I landed the career I did. See mom. I was paying attention. You helped shape me into the person I am. Anyway, what I'm trying to tell you is thank you. Thank you for always being there and taking me along for the ride. For giving me life, love, and a solid foundation. I love you mom, beyond words. I'll see you sometime later ok. I have to finish some things first.