In Loving Memory…

Sarah E. Tygart

Sarah Ellen Tygart, 84, of Sedalia, MO, went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born September 7, 1933, in Sikeston, MO (Minor Switch), the daughter of Moledo Leland and Mary Edith (Williams) Mathis.

On December 5, 1953, in Redlands, CA, she married Johnny Bob Tygart.

Sarah worked in the kitchen at Washington School for many years, and also served alongside her husband who was a pastor. She never knew a stranger, and loved visiting with people and sharing the love of Jesus. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her hobbies included water color painting, yard work and camping. She had a special love for her grandchildren and animals, especially her cat Tigger. She had many beloved pets through the years.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny; three children, Sandra Lee Tygart, of Sedalia, John Alan Tygart, of Highlandville, MO, and Cynthia Lynn Green, of Springfield, MO; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; and her sister, LaVerne Jones.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Jean Bradford; her brother, Archie Mathis; and her sister-in-law, Betty Mathis.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, at Calvary Baptist Church. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until service time.

Burial will be at a later date in the Springfield Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Karen and Ted Kruse :

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Praying for strength and healing. Love you guys.

  2. Terry/Pamela Irvin :

    Cindy, prayers continue for you and your family. May you feel God’s amazing
    presence in countless ways as you journey ahead.

  3. Marjean Shofner :

    Cindy, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I did not know your mom but she left a beautiful legacy through you and your family. Prayers to you.

  4. My sympathy to the family.

  5. Linda Laffoon Minear :

    So sorry for the loss of such a sweet sweet lady! God has gained another Angel in Heaven! I remember meeting her at Cindy and Doug Green’s Wedding. She was a lot of Fun! I am sure she will be missed by many! May God Bless your family Peace and Understanding as you grief her passing. Love you CINDY and DOUG!

  6. Our deepest condolences go out to the Tygart family.

  7. I’m so sorry for the loss of your momma, and to all the family, prayers for comfort. I will miss my sweet neighbor

  8. Don and Carolyn :

    Sarah’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember her mostly from Washington School where I also worked. She was a lovely person. I know she will be greatly missed be family and friends.

    Carolyn and Don Barbour

  9. So sorry to hear this. I was a teacher at Washington school. I had breakfast duty for 5 years and visited with her many mornings. She was a lovely lady.

  10. I visited with Sarah on July 17th at Sylvia Thompson. It was such a grand reunion for both of us. What a sweetheart! We were great friends from Washington School. Extending deepest sympathy to all of her dear family members.

  11. Marlene (Grekco) Kamas :

    To the family of Sarah Mathis Tygart, My deepest sympathy at your loss–and mine too. Sarah and I were childhood friends, living across the street from each other in Chatham Ohio. Over the years we shared favorite memories of those years, faithfully “connecting” at Christmas time to catch-op on the year passed. My heart is so heavy to learn of her passing, yet I know the depth of the love she had for our Lord and that she is with Him now. May His peace and comfort be with all who knew and loved her.

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