Martha Good

Martha Lea Good, 89, of Parsons, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Oronogo, Mo., where she had recently moved.

Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, with Maria Foerschler officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery in Galesburg. Friends can call at the funeral home at their convenience.

Memorials are suggested to the Mid-America Chapter of the ALS Association. Those can be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences can be left at

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

She married Roy Lee Barton in 1948 in Newkirk, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1975.

She married Walter Dwain Good on July 8, 1978, in 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 the 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 age 72.

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

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

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, LeRoy Barton, of Winfield, Terry Barton and his wife, Shaune, of Kennewick, Wash., and Mike Good and his wife, Jane, of Parsons; three daughters, Connie Yocum and her husband, John Goldman, of Oronogo, Mo., Kay Ewan, of Ketchum, Okla., 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, Ariz.