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Athens - Funeral Services for Martha Callaway McTaggart of Hondo, Texas is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Crossroads, Texas with Rev. Bill Newman officiating. Interment to follow at Patterson Cemetery near Crossroads. A Memorial service will also be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Hondo, Texas with Rev. Dr. Lonnie Phillips officiating.
Martha Callaway McTaggart passed from this worldly life on February 27, 2018.
Martha C. Moore Callaway McTaggart was born to Curtis and Nellie Moore in Poteau, Oklahoma on May 14, 1925. The family moved to Texas when she was a small girl.
Martha grew up in Malakoff, Texas and married J. E. Marlow Callaway on August 22, 1942. They resided in several cities in Texas over the next fifty-five years. They raised their family in the Irving and Euless, Texas area. Martha and Marlow retired to their farm in Crossroads, Texas. Martha was widowed on November 17, 1997.
Martha would move to Richardson, Texas where she met and married James L. McTaggart on August 5, 2000. Martha and James settled in Hondo, Texas where they both became active in the First United Methodist Church of Hondo and the Medina County Meals On Wheels. James and Martha were married for seventeen years. Martha was devoted to caring for James through his illness the last five years. James passed away on November 15, 2017. Martha spent her whole life actively serving others through her involvement in her churches and Eastern Star. Martha served as a Stephens Minister, Lay Leader and sang in the Choir. She was an Endowed, 60-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron in the Irving Chapter #777 and Hondo Chapter #404. Martha also served as Star Points in the Malakoff Chapter # 1012, Athens Chapter #177, and Uvalde Chapter #297. As an active Senior Citizen Martha also worked with Meals On Wheels volunteering until her diagnosis in January, 2018. Throughout her life, Martha was a kind, gracious, loving women who loved her family and many friends from church, Meals on Wheels, OES but most of all she loved her God.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sisters Jewel Key Palmer and Doris Avery, brother Amon Moore, and grandson Vincent Hoelting.
She is survived by her son, Michael Callaway , daughter-in-law (Jean), daughter Marsha Hoelting, son-in-law (Lloyd), brother Thad Moore, sister-in-law (Tana), 11 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday from 10-11:00 A.M., at the Church in Crossroads.
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Hondo, 1008 16th Street, Hondo, TX 78861 or Medina County Nutrition Center 808A Harper, Hondo, TX 78861.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
You may light a candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com
Published on March 1, 2018
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