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Martha Rose Spalding Miles

July 4, 1930 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Martha Rose Spalding Miles, 91, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at her home surrounded by her children.  Martha was the last of her generation.  Born July 4, 1930 to Rosa Ella Mattingly and James Baker Spalding of Washington County.  While raising her family, she worked as a cook for numerous local schools and restaurants and also worked in a sewing factory.  She was a long time member of Tops 262 until her health began to decline.  She was a “Full Blown Catholic” and devout member of the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward “J.E.” Miles Sr.; three sons, Eddie Miles, Gary Miles, and Sammy Miles; three daughters, Anna Carrie, Martha Louise Miles and Theresa Hall; granddaughter, Samantha Miles Smith;  parents, Rosa Ella Mattingly and James Baker Spalding; step-mother, Mary Alma O’Bryan Spalding; six brothers, Therry Spalding, Leo “Soap” Spalding, Guston Spalding, Joe Boy Spalding, Tommy Spalding and Sonny Spalding; three sisters, Emma Milburn, Hazel Yates and Louise Murphy Yates.

 

Martha is survived by three daughters, Karen (Mike Ciarlante) Vittitow, Cathy (Tom) Hite, and Jeanie (John) Lowe; two sons, Harry (Jackie) Miles and Mike Miles; twenty-two grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces and nephews; her dog, Lady; and a special caregiver, Jackie Miles.

 

Her funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Rev. Terry Bradshaw will be officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 till 8 P.M. Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and 9 till 10:15 A.M. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Barlow Funeral Home.  A prayer service will be held at 6:30 P.M. 

 

Memorial contributions may go Masses or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 11, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Visitation
Wednesday
January 12, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 12, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Proto - Cathedral (St. Joseph Cemetery)

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