Obituary- Charlotte Mae Sigman (1940-2020)


Charlotte Mae Sigman, age 79, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed from this life into the arms of her Savior Jesus on July 20, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren and her faithful husband of 56 years. Born in Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas on December 11, 1940, Charlotte was the daughter of the late Luster Orville and Jessie Beatrice (Chastain) Estes. Charlotte was united in marriage to Vanis Keith (Butch) Sigman on March 14, 1964.

Charlotte was an only child and attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, Arkansas before moving to Mansfield to accept a Home Economics position with Mansfield Public Schools. It was at that time she met Butch and they married. Charlotte took a break from teaching to raise her four young children; Melissa Renee, Byron Keith (Buzz), Stacy Clinton and Frank Chesley. She returned to teaching as a 6th grade English and social studies teacher at Waldron Middle School, where she retired from after a total of 38 years in the classroom. She served faithfully as the pianist and music director at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 for decades.

Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life, and there was nothing she enjoyed more than a house full of loud and rowdy kids. Her home and refrigerator were always open to every friend her children brought home. Charlotte enjoyed playing the piano, reading and painting. She was always ready to go, no matter the time or place. Her family enjoyed joking that her motto was, “On the road again.”

She is survived by her husband Vanis (Butch) Sigman of Mansfield, Arkansas; three children, Melissa Lybyer and husband Tim of Fayetteville, Arkansas, three sons; Byron (Buzz) Sigman and wife Kristi of Waldron, Arkansas, Stacy Sigman and wife Marla of Mount Ida, Arkansas, Chesley Sigman and wife Jennifer of Glenwood, Arkansas, seven grandchildren; Katie Lybyer-Triplett, Chesli Missel, Stephen Sigman, Kyleigh Sigman, Connor Sigman, Heston Sigman and Madison Sigman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luster and Jessie Estes of Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am July 23, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 with burial to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery #2 under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Sigman, Connor Sigman, Heston Sigman, Cordell Carr, Doug L. Elmore and Danny Willsey. Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Willsey and Brandon Willsey.

Due to COVID-19 and the Arkansas Department of Health rules and regulations for public gatherings face coverings are required (not provided) for anyone over 10 years old at the visitation and in the church.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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