Martha J. Stewart
Martha J. Stewart
LUDLOW — Martha Janet Stewart, 81, died peacefully Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, at Cedar Hill Continuing Care in Windsor, with her daughter Judi, son-in-law Julian, and niece Linda Hastings by her side.
She was born January 23, 1932, in Ludlow, a daughter of George and Lillian (Rhoades) Scales. Janet lived all of her life in Ludlow, where she graduated from Black River High School in 1950. In 1972, she was married to C.J. Stewart who operated the John C. Stewart & Son Ford dealership in Cuttingsville, VT. During their marriage the two travelled extensively.
Janet was an active member of the United Church of Ludlow, the Tyson’s Ladies Aid and the Lake Rescue Association. She was also a member of the D.A.R. She especially loved spending time with her dog, Buffy.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, C.J., one daughter, Jill Burton, one sister, Eleanor Bickford, two brothers, James Scales and Elmer Scales, and one stepson, Tim Stewart.
Janet is survived by a daughter Judi Krieger and her husband Julian of Ludlow; a stepson Michael J. Stewart and his wife Christine of Cuttingsville; a stepdaughter Lauren Stewart and her husband Tim Smith, also of Cuttingsville; two step-grandchildren; a brother Art Scales of Mt. Holly, VT; a sister Jit Manning of Ludlow; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 23, 2013, at the United Church of Ludlow, located at 48 Pleasant Street, with a luncheon to follow.
Condolences may be expressed to Janet’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory of the Tyson’s Ladies Aid, c/o Janine Norman, 9 Norman Drive, Ludlow, VT 05149; Bayada Hospice Home Health Care, PO Box 1590, Norwich, VT 05055; or the Alzheimer’s Association-Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Ste 128; Williston, VT 05495-4031.