Obituary for Martha L (Smyth) Rund

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Martha L (Smyth) Rund

July 13, 1921 - June 8, 2013

Martha Louise (Smyth) Rund passed away in her 91st year on Saturday evening, June 8, 2013 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. She was a resident of Trafalgar and a very active senior in Morgantown up until the end. Martha was always involved and dedicated to her family, church, work and community. She, along with her great sense of humor, will be deeply missed by all those who were blessed to know her.

On July 13, 1921, Martha was born in Morgantown to her parents, the late Sidney P. and Addie Marie (Lindley) Smyth. She was a 1939 graduate of the Morgantown High School and went on to graduate from the Campater School of Indianapolis in 1942. Martha married Melvin F. Rund on November 12, 1949 in Morgantown. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2005 after 56 loyal years of marriage.

Martha started her 62 year working career in 1942 for Stokely-Van Camp in the accounting department in Indianapolis. After 8 years there, she worked in the cafeteria as a cook at the Morgantown Elementary School from 1964 to 1967. She finally retired at the age of 83 from First State Bank of Morgantown as a Bookkeeper after 37.5 years of service.

Martha was an 83 year member of Morgantown United Methodist Church where she was involved in many different roles: operated the nursery for 11 years, was the former financial secretary, trustee, and treasurer. She was a life member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and a former board member of Morgantown Community Food Pantry. Martha also held various offices on the Morgantown Alumni Association and PTO. She served as a Girl Scout & Cub Scout Leader and as a room mother volunteer at Morgantown Elementary School. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and helping others.

Martha is survived by her children: Donna E. (Jim) Bond of Brown County and David A. Rund of Trafalgar. She will be remembered by her grandchildren: Jamie (Jessica) Rund & Brad (Brandi) Rund both of Trafalgar, Dorinda (Tom) Earhart of Omaha, NE and Jeb (Angie) Bond of Brown County; great grandchildren: Addie, Wyatt, Bradin & Brianna Rund, Charlie, Benjamin & Wesley Earhart, and Eli Wilkinson.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Paul & Ralph Smyth.

Rev. Jill Howard will conduct a funeral service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Morgantown United Methodist Church, 20 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. Martha will be laid to rest next to her husband at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Martha to the Morgantown United Methodist Church "Trustee's Fund", PO Box 226 Morgantown, IN 46160.Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Rund family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: July 13, 1921
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Ralph and Ann Foley posted on 1/1/00

Donna and family: We regret not being able to call for, unfortunately, I was under the weather! Martha was one of the few people who knew Ann's grandfather from her Stokely Van Camp days as he also was in accounting there. That was a long time ago! On a rare visit to us, we took him over to Martha's house to visit and we enjoyed "evesdropping" on their conversation of those days at S-VanC! He was a grand gentleman and thought a lot of Martha. And then we became acquainted again at the Bank! Martha was a;ways Martha--dependable, hard working and good attitude! I'm glad we got to know her also! I know that you will always miss her as we do when we loose our dear parents even when they live a long and good life! Prayers and good wishes.....Ralph and Ann


Rosie Baker posted on 1/1/00

Donna and David I just heard of Martha's passing. I would have paid my respects in person if I would have known. Please accept my condolences. Martha was not only a wonderful person but a blessing to all that knew her. She never failed to ask me about my son and she supported my school fund raising projects faithfully. I will miss her beautiful smile and encouraging spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.