Martha Anne Tygart, 83, of Shirley was born August 6, 1935 to the late Carl and Dorothy (Brown) Wittenauer in Hubbard, Ohio and passed from this life on August 15, 2018 in Clinton. Although her accomplishments are too many to list, she received her diploma in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master’s Degree in Nursing and Doctorate in Higher Education Administration. Martha was a vital asset at the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences from 1953 – 2003. She served the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services for thirty years, was a master gardener, a member of the Audubon Society, and an accomplished woodworker, building many birdhouses, etc.


Martha is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Margaret Goterba, four brothers; Edward, Charles, Francis and James.


Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Robert Tygart, SR., of the home, one son, Robert Tygart, JR. (Cinthya) of Abilene, Texas, one daughter, Dawn McVey (Timothy) of Benton, Ark., seven grandchildren, Bryce Tygart, Cora Tygart, Gianna Tygart, Tyler Anzalone, Brianna Anzalone, Madison McVey, Chloe McVey, two sisters, Rose Yuhas of Struthers, Ohio, Joan Clark, of Baton Rouge, La., one niece, Mary Beth Foltz, of Hubbard, Ohio, other relatives, former students, colleagues and many friends.


The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Saint Jude’s Catholic Church in Clinton. Interment will follow at Eglantine Cemetery in Clinton.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas. For online guestbook, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton.