Martha Geraldine Mountz, 92, Carlisle, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at AristaCare at Woodland Park in Orbisonia.
She was born in Carlisle, October 15, 1925, the daughter of Leroy David and Anna Mae (Shughart) Nailor. She began dating the late Lee Edgar Mountz upon his return to the United States following World War II, and the couple united in marriage on April 19, 1947.
She attended Pleasant Hall Grade School where she completed the eighth grade four times because she was unable to attend high school. In addition to working on the family farm, Martha worked at the Minerva Yarn Factory making skeins of yarn starting in 1944. In 1987, she retired from the Reeves Hoffman Division of Dynamics Corp. of America where she made crystals primarily used for guided missiles.
She enjoyed yard sales, bowling, fishing, cooking, keeping abreast of national news and politics, attending church, Pittsburgh Steelers’ football, running vehicle parts for her son’s automotive business and spending time with and cooking for her family.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Mountz of Hustontown (husband of Chanin); three granddaughters: Erin Wessell of Columbia, Md. (wife of Ian), Kristen Books of Boiling Springs (wife of Jack), and Lauren Mountz of Palmyra (fiance of Jason Rubal); one grandson: Logan Kennedy of Hustontown; and four great-grandchildren: Autumn Mountz, Sawyer Books, Isaiah Books and Emilia Wessell. She is also survived by a sister, Betty (Nailor) Day of Cumberland County.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five siblings: Nelson Nailor, Vernon Nailor, Irvin Nailor, Evelyn (Nailor) Negley and Dorothy (Nailor) Keck.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 11 at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, 301 Pitt Street, Hustontown at 2 p.m. Pastor Randy Rhoads will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Shirley Home for the Aged, 17050 Country View Lane, Shirleysburg, PA 17260.
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