Ruby Mateen Blackmon Ausler was born March 22, 1922, to the late Benjamin and Bertha Blackmon in the Hickory Hill Community, Morrilton.  

She met and married Napoleon Ausler in September 1938. To this union 13 children were born.  

She was preceded in death by three children, John Henry, Robert Lee and Mae Francis; a grandson; three sisters, Lula Robinson, Annie Erby and Arbie Templeton; and two brothers, Jessie and Lemorn Bowles.

She is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Napoleon Ausler; and 10 children, Mary Williams of Kansas City, Kan., Helen Howard, Bill Ausler, David Ausler, Naroshay Ausler and Philemon Ausler, all of Denver, Colo., Alice Canady of Morrilton, Linda Saulsberry of Dallas, Texas, and Bertha Parks and Diane Brooks, both of Little Rock; and 23 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1632 Happy Bend Road, Atkins. 

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel. 

Burial will be in Rose of Sharon Cemetery, Blackwell. 

Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 307 N. St. Joseph St., Morrilton, www.larrygacklinfuneralhomes.com.