Martha Bullard Stewart

July 7, 1938September 22, 2019

Martha B. Stewart, 81, moved on to Glory, Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was born July 7, 1938 to Settie P. and William W. Bullard. She graduated from Valley High School in 1956. Entering college that year at Eastern Kentucky, she graduated in 1960 and later got her Masters degree. She began teaching Elementary School in Jefferson County and also taught in Bullitt County, retiring in 2003 from DeHaven Academy in LaGrange. Martha married David F. Stewart in 1966 and to this union were born a daughter, Elizabeth Rose and son, David F. Stewart Jr. “Tad”. She began playing piano at eight years old for Sunday School at Kenwood Baptist Church while attending with her Grandmother Bullard. She studied organ while at Eastern and was involved with music all of her life. She would assist in many of the churches where David was pastor. When he was recycled in 1993, she was the pianist at Fourth Ave. UMC for early worship then was organist for twenty years. She was also the pianist for the SilverNOTES, a retired singing seniors group for five years. Martha was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Billy Bullard. In addition to her husband and children, she is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Kristi Stewart; two grandchildren, Kelsey Thompson (Marcus) and Kole Stewart; two great-grandchildren, Tommy and Emmett Thompson; brothers, Parker Bullard (Denise), Frank Powell (Jane), Jim Powell (Sandy), Bill Powell; a sister, Martha Jane Faber (Dieter) and several nieces and nephews, many friends and other relatives. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Ave. A service of celebration will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, 4th and St. Catherine. Visitation will also be at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of the service on Saturday. She will be laid to rest at DePauw United Methodist Church Cemetery, Elizabeth, IN. Expressions of sympathy may be given to her church, Fourth Avenue UMC or the American Heart Association.


  • Fourth Avenue UMC
  • American Heart Association.


  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2019


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Linda Haddock

September 25, 2019

Our thoughts & prayers go out to David, Tad, Beth & families for their loss. She will surely be missed by all. A very kind lady. Love,Linda & Robert Haddock.

Greg Robertson

September 24, 2019

I have asked the SilverNOTES to sing the last few Decembers for our LIFT group at Lyndon Baptist Church. David and the group were always gracious to sing, and Martha would play for them. Our LIFT group always enjoyed Martha’s beautiful christmas pieces, and the voices of the group. We will hold her memory in our hearts, and lift our prayers up to the family during this time.

Allen Gibson

September 24, 2019

So sorry to see this notice. Martha loved playing music, she loved the organ at 4th avenue, and she loved the people there as family. It was always nice to see that love returned to her. Prayers for the large group of family and friends that grieve Martha's loss. I was honored when Martha and David took me to the Stewart reunion in southern Indiana, and saw the love that entire family has for each other.