Martha Elizabeth (Willett) Smith

April 18, 1939 ~ March 22, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Martha Smith Obituary

                                   William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

167 N. Main Street

New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Martha Elizabeth Willett Smith, 83, of New Haven passed away Wednesday March 22, 2023 at her residence in New Haven surrounded by her family.

Martha Elizabeth Smith was born in New Hope on April 18, 1939 to the late William Albert and Mattie Gertrude Underwood Willett.

Martha was a Baptist By faith, she was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Sonny McAlister, two granddaughters, Heather Jo. Shreeves, and Aslhley Smith, one brother, Joseph Donald “Duck” Willett.

Martha is survived by four sons, James (Kathy) McAlister of Winchester, Alan (Donna) Smith of Pennsylvania, Mark (Karen) Smith Scottsville, Kentucky, and Ritchie Smith of New Haven, one daughter, Debra Brestenski of Pennsylvania, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five brothers, Freddy ( Mary Ann) Willett of Green Briar, Francis “Carter”  Willett of Bardstown, John Dallas (Patsy) Willett, Randy Willett and Wayne Willett all of New Haven, five sisters, Carol (Jim) Masterson, Jeannie (Frank) Nalley all of Louisville, Nancy Plouiver Ward of Hodgenville, Shirley Ann (Larry)  Cooper of Lawrenceburg, and Ruthie (Larry) Forgie of Pennsylvania, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Martha Elizabeth Smith will be held Saturday March 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven, with burial to follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in White City.

Visitation for Martha will be Friday March 24, 2023 from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue after 9 a.m. in the funeral home chapel until time of service at 11 a.m.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements. Web page:

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March 24, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William R. Rust Funeral Home
167 N Main
New Haven, KY 40051

Funeral Service
March 25, 2023

11:00 AM
William R. Rust Funeral Home
167 N Main
New Haven, KY 40051


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