She was born March 26, 1921 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to the late Robert Andrew Smith and the late Belva Bertie Lee Hicks Smith. Mamie was a Christian, with a Cherokee heritage and very artistic. She taught herself how to read, sew, crochet, knit and tat, cook and can. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by children James Pius Fassler of Mena, Arkansas and Mary Margaret Fassler of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Elnora Douglas and husband Kerry, James Fassler and wife Mandy, Danna Rowe, Donna Lisa Passlock Roberts and husband Robert, Mark Andrew Wheeler and wife Brandee; great-grandchildren Jacob and Benjamin Douglas, Misty Mullen and husband Thomas, Rick Sandoval, Brianna Anderson, Destinee Evans, Derek Wheeler, Dylan Wheeler; great-great grandchildren Aiden and Alex Sandoval, Kinsey Sandoval, Jackson Mullen, Avery Marie Mullen, Blakely Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Belva Smith; husband Ambrose Fassler; daughter Dorothy Ann Wheeler; and a grandson Joel Passlock.
Funeral services will be Monday, December 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Church of Nazarene in Cove with Brother Floyd Folsom officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Mark Wheeler, Derek Wheeler, Dylan Wheeler, Elijah Snider, Robert Roberts, Jr., and Robert Roberts, III.