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Martha Violet Smith
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Obituary for Martha Violet Smith

A Bardstown resident, Mrs. Martha Violet Smith, age 83, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 in Flaget Memorial Hospital. Violet was a loving wife, devoted mother, treasured grandmother and great grandmother. She was born November 1, 1934 in Fredericktown, Kentucky to the late William Chester and Eliza Diana Thompson Taylor.
Along with her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rapier Smith, 2 sisters, Mary Boone and Carol Taylor and 2 brothers, Frank Taylor and William Chester “Buddy” Taylor.
Mrs. Smith was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served on the bereavement committee and was a member of the Altar Society and was a devoted homemaker.
Violet is survived by 5 daughters, Sylvia (Stephen) Hamilton, Kathryn Stocker “Katy” (Dean) Watts, Mary Virginia “Ginny” (Roger) Carey, Margie (Jimmy) Downs, Amy (Jeremy) Janes, 2 sons, Charles Rapier “Chuck” (Gloria) Smith and Francis Richard “Frank” (Dee Dee) Smith, all of Bardstown, 4 sisters, Catherine Clements of Springfield, Eleanor Rapier of Bardstown, Sister Mary Diane Ursuline Sister of Mt. St. Joseph, Maple Mount, KY., Judy (Steve) Thompson of Loretto, 1 brother, Tom (Tippy) Taylor of Bardstown, 2 sister in laws, Mary Lee Taylor of California and Joyce Taylor of Georgetown. 15 grandchildren, Thomas (Kelsie) Hamilton, Margaret Hamilton (Brantley) Kilgore, Lee Marie (Ryan) Guenther, Madeline Watts, Patrick (Anne) Carey, Alex (Jordan) Carey, Charles (Maggie) Smith, Lesley Smith, Violet Downs, Harry Downs, Ellie Downs, Eliza Downs, Zachary Janes, Emma Janes, Taylor Janes and 9 great grandchildren, Addie Smith, Charlie Smith, Patrick Carey Jr., Christian Carey, Alexander Carey, Lilly Claire Hamilton, Graham Guenther, Teddy Kilgore and Jack Kilgore also survive.
The family would like to thank Mrs. Smith’s caregivers who provided such special care to her, Genny Lovingood, Stella Turley, Debbie Studdard, Dorotha Traynor and Karen Dean.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Martha Violet Smith will be 11:00 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Fr. Terry Bradshaw will celebrate, Fr. Joseph Batcheldor concelebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 pm at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home. A prayer service will be Tuesday evening. Additional visitation will be Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 am at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contribution to the Home of the Innocents, 1100 East Market Street Louisville, KY 40206 orhttps://www.homeoftheinnocents.org/donate-now/. The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, is in charge of arrangements. Gentle mother, peaceful light, teach us wisdom, teach us love.


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Visitation

Tuesday

9

Jan

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1475 New Shepherdsville Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Visitation

Wednesday

10

Jan

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1475 New Shepherdsville Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral

Wednesday

10

Jan

11:00 AM
Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral

310 W Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery

N 3rd Street (US 150)
Bardstown, KY 40004

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