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Martha (Kallesser) SMITH

July 4, 1926 ~ April 6, 2018 (age 91)

Martha Kallesser Day Smith of Samson, AL passed sway Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She was 91. Mrs. Smith was born in Freeland, PA on July 4, 1926 to the late Andrew and Susan Stershic Kallesser. She owned Marty’s Ceramic shop, sharing her love and talent of ceramics with numerous people for over 65 years. She found great joy in crocheting baby blankets and sharing them with her many friends over the years. She enjoyed music, especially the children’s choir at Piney Grove Baptist Church and the Gaither’s gospel concerts. Christmas was an especially fun time for her, sharing her home with children and family hosting parties and gatherings. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, James Maurice Day; her second husband of 18 years Paul Allen Smith; two brothers, Thomas Kolessar and John Kolessar. She is survived by one brother Donald Kolessar of Philadelphia, PA; two step-sons, Richard A. Smith of Temple, PA and Paul A. Smith of Beaverton, OR; two brothers- in-law, Donald Day (Ann) of Pace, FL, and Eddie Day of Enterprise, AL; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Wise of Samson, Grace Weeks of Kinston, and Frances Day of Enterprise; several special nieces and nephews that ere her heart, and many many dear friends. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery, Cemetery Rd. Quakertown, PA 18951. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown, PA . In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church, 709 John H. Day Rd. Samson, AL 36477 or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 123 Heath St., Enterprise, AL 36330.


Donations may be made to:

Piney Grove Baptist Church
709 John H. Day Rd., Samson AL 36477

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
123 Heath St., Enterprise AL 36330


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