Alma Charlene (Smith) Hassig

May 16, 1954 ‒ February 19, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

Charlene, 61, went to be with her Lord and Savior late Friday night, February 19th following a five year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

She was born in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Central High in 1972.  Soon after graduation she met the love of her life, husband Michael Stephen Hassig who survives her.  The two were married in August of 1974.  She is also survived by two daughters Kitty (Clayton) Herold and Angie (Troy) Elliott and four grandchildren Faith, Denver, Gwendolyn, and Chloe (who were the lights of her life).  She is also survived by seven sisters Gloria Kay Shoenfelt, Glenda Joy Montgomery, Valerie Sue Miller, Ethel Holly Cruse, Melanie Baum, Penny Smith and Amy Kurtz and their respected spouses.

She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret and Robert Glen Smith and sister Shirley Scalesi.

Friends and family will be received from 12-2 pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes where funeral services will be held at 2 pm.  Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses (please make checks payable to: Snyder Funeral Homes).

Online condolences to the family may be made by

  • Kitty, so sad to hear about the passing of your beautiful Mom. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers..

  • Angie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • So very sorry for the loss of your Mother Kitty. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family

  • Angie,
    Rick and I are so very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you and your family.


  • Angie and family sorry to her the loss of your mom God will be with you during this time .prayers and hugs for you

  • Angie and family so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.

  • Angie and family, What a lovely and loving tribute to your mother. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. deb spriestersbach

  • Miss Charlene,we never met in person. No matter,we met in spirit . I have loved you since the day I met your gentle soul! Truth! I like the web/internet because without it we never would have met. Your loving friend,Terri HSsig

  • I’m confused by this. I wrote how I felt and what I wanted to say. One thing I want to add,Michael,no matter how much we are different,Charlene never put polotics or religion between us. She was full of gentle kindness, we all can learn from her. What better way to respect her? Love Terri Hassig