Martha Anne Coleman
Martha Anne Coleman
  • October 27, 1932 - April 8, 2017
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Martha Anne Coleman, 84, of Hot Springs, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on October 27, 1932, to the late Willis and Anne Wyles Coleman.

She is preceded in death by her brother Bill Coleman and sister-in-law Charlotte Coleman.

She is survived by her brother Tracy (Judy) Coleman of Hot Springs; nephews, Mark (Shanna) Coleman and their children Sterling, Porter, Harper, and Keaton Coleman of Morehead, Kentucky, Tom (Paige Taylor) Coleman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Richard (Janice) Coleman and their children Amber and Samuel Coleman of Durango, Colorado; and niece Mary (Simon) Rogers and their son Alexander Rogers of Latonia, Kentucky.

She corresponded with her family throughout her life.

Martha was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin High School in 1950, the University of Wisconsin school of Nursing in Madison, Wisconsin in 1956. After spending 3 years in Germany with Uncle Buck and his family as a nanny, she returned to her chosen profession of nursing, working at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She began teaching nursing to students in 1961. She graduated with a Master’s in Nursing from Washington University in St. Louis in 1965, then moved to Pittsburgh and entered the nursing PhD program in Child Nursing. She met and married John Penrose Ambler and then moved to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania in 1966, divorcing in 1980. She continued as a nursing educator in Psychiatry and Pediatrics until she remarried, Claude Weyandt, in 1980 and moved to Hot Springs in 1981. She taught nursing at Henderson University, National Park Community College and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She retired in 1985 with chronic heart problems. Widowed in 1997, she continued to be active in the community and church activities.

She lived 7 years with her family, Tracy and Judy, on the lake which she loved, in 2012 she moved to Crown Trace Villa to be closer to her church. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and her ashes will be placed in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church School or Garvin Woodlands Gardens.