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  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Hasseltine Hobbs, age 86, of Mammoth Spring, AR, on May 10, 2024, in Cape Girardeau, MO.

  Mary, fondly known as Hasseltine, was born on August 7, 1937, in Fryatt, AR, to her parents, Samual and Verna Smith. She was united in marriage on November 13, 1955, in Mammoth Spring, AR, to Harold Dean Hobbs. They were married for 57 years and were blessed with three children, nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Hasseltine was a dedicated member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ.

  Hasseltine was a cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose presence brought joy and warmth to all who knew her. She found immense happiness in spending time with her family and friends. She loved camping, fishing, and vacationing with her husband, Dean. She cherished every moment shared with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hasseltine’s culinary talents were well-known, and she delighted her loved ones with her delicious chocolate sheet cakes, bundt cakes, and strawberry pies at family gatherings. Her love for ice cream was no secret, and she made sure to enjoy a bowl several times a week.

  Hasseltine’s passing leaves an empty space in our hearts, but we find solace in knowing that she is now in the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior, free from the grips of Alzheimer’s disease.  She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

  Hasseltine is survived by her son, Jerry (Sharon) Hobbs of Cape Girardeau, MO; her son, Larry (Amber) Hobbs of Rolla, MO; her daughter, Linda (Robert) Crase of Thayer, MO; her grandchildren, Amanda (Aaron) Brower of Springfield, MO; Allen Crase of Thayer, MO; Angela Crase of Jonesboro, AR; Joseph (Monica) Hobbs of Cape Girardeau, MO; Kimberly Hobbs of Franklin, TN; Emma Hobbs and Abby Hobbs of Rolla, MO; and her great-grandchildren, Jaxson Hobbs and Haylee Hobbs of Cape Girardeau, MO; and Amilia Brower and Ethan Brower of Springfield, MO.  She is also survived by her brother, Sammy (Becky) Smith of Waynesville, MO; and her brother-in-law, Fred Wesson of Olive Branch, MS.

  Hasseltine was preceded in death by her parents, Samual and Verna Smith; her husband, Dean; her sisters, Nadine Wesson and Geraldine Smith; and her grandchildren, James Hobbs and Jarrod Hobbs.

  Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, MO, followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Barry O’Dell, preacher of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ, will officiate.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association



  1. Jo Ann Reynolds Roberts
    May 16, 2024 @ 1:56 pm

    My heart is so saddened and rejoicing for Momma Hass. She and I had a very special bond. I was at her house a lot as a child, her daughter Linda and I were best friends. Momma Hass would sew us matching outfits to wear. She always had a “Coke Cake” made when I came over. She knew I loved it and her Mac and cheese. I loved Momma Hass just like I loved my momma. At times people would think Linda and I were sisters when we all would go camping at Horseshoe Bend, Ar. Many good memories! She taught me to like pancakes. Instead of maple syrup she suggested I try peanut butter and Karo syrup. From that moment on I fell in love with pancakes and still eat them that way today. Momma Hass was a great Christian Woman and believed in the Lord. I have no doubt she is rejoicing in Heaven. My prayers for Jerry, Larry, Linda and families and friends. Love you Momma Hass


  2. Rosemary Mainprize
    May 16, 2024 @ 7:54 pm

    Hasselltine was one of the greatest ladies I was lucky to know..always smiling and happy..I worked with her and Dean back in the factory years…I always admired their great relationship..a perfect pair together. I will miss our long talks but I am happy Hasseltine is back with the love of her life
    She missed so much….my prayers to her family in the days ahead.


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