Amanda Shea Stem, 39, of Van Buren passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Fort Smith. She was born Feb. 20, 1977, in Heber Springs. She was the assistant director at Children’s Paradise Daycare in Fort Smith and a member of Oasis Church.

She is survived by her husband, James Stem of the home; four daughters, Shaylee, Karley, Rylie and Whitley Stem, all of the home; a son, Connor Stem of the home; her parents, Mike and Kathy Mize of Van Buren; a sister, Krisha Myers of Van Buren; a brother, Andrew Mize of Fayetteville; special family members, Miranda and Zaidyn Harris of the home; her mother-in-law, Sandy Huff of Van Buren; four nieces and four nephews.

A family-hosted memorial was Feb. 17 at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church in Van Buren. Cremation was under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

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