Carol M. (McKrell) Mueller, age 91, passed away on July 22, 2020. She was born to Norma Fisher McKrell and William McKrell on Nov. 24, 1928, in Pittsburgh.
Carol spent her life being kind, generous and loving to her family, to all those who knew her — even those she had just met. She valued spirituality, gratitude, civility and refinement above all else and was unquestionably selfless. And despite her diminutive stature, was strong-willed and even-tempered in the face of adversity.
Carol was a graduate of Oliver High School, Class of 1948. She received her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Penn State University in 1952. A lifelong learner, she continued her studies in the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. After marrying David Alfred Mueller in 1953, Carol became a long-time member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon. Carol enjoyed reading, shopping, family and friends, and had a love for animals. Though she spent the majority of her life in Pittsburgh and Chautauqua, New York, she lived her final 10 years in Hudson, Ohio, at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, where she had very close friends.
While Carol will be welcomed to heaven by her husband, David, Carol will be deeply missed here on earth. She was the loving mother of David R. Mueller and Lisa M. Papageras; mother-in-law of Polychronis (Akis) Papageras; grandmother of Socrates and Nikolas Papageras; aunt of Robert Mueller, Randi (Ritchey) Mueller, Susan Mueller, Beth (Mueller) Gillespie and Terry Gillespie; and great-aunt of Breanne Mueller, Marissa (Mueller) Hintemeyer, Eric Hintemeyer, Terry Gillespie and Mary (Leonetti) Gillespie.
Services may be held when it is safe to gather again. In lieu of flowers, Carol’s family suggests donations to Chautauqua Foundation, PO Box 28, Chautauqua, NY, 14722, or to the Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road Suite 30, Twinsburg, OH, 44087.