Martha Lea Good

Martha Lea Good, 89, of Parsons died at 6:37 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Oronogo, Missouri, where she had recently moved.  

She was born on March 17, 1930, at Burden, a daughter of Robert Lee and Alice Minnie (Plummer) Harris. She was raised in Burden and Winfield and attended school there.  

In October 1948 she was united in marriage to Roy Lee Barton at Newkirk, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1975.

She married Walter Dwain Good on July 8, 1978, at Winfield. He survives of the home.  

Martha was a certified nurse’s aide and had worked in nursing homes in Winfield. She moved to Parsons in the late 1960s and was employed at Labette County Medical Center for 15 years. She later was employed at the former Arkhaven Nursing Home at Altamont and Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons. She retired in 2002 at the age of 72.

She was a member of First Baptist Church at Parsons. She enjoyed camping and fishing.  

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, LeRoy Barton of Winfield, Terry Barton and his wife, Shaune, of Kennewick, Washington, and Mike Good and his wife, Jane, of Parsons; three daughters, Connie Yocum and her husband, John Goldman, of Oronogo, Missouri, Kay Ewan of Ketchum, Oklahoma, and Kathy Barr and her husband, Earnie, of Parsons; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Richard Harris of Anthony, Robert Harris of Douglass, Donnie Harris of Wellington, Charles Harris of Douglass and Irvin Harris of Green Valley, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Wendy Barr; a brother, Edward Harris; and a sister, Mary Hanna.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Maria Foerschler officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience.

Memorials are suggested to the ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter, and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.

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