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Martha Jo Goodner

Mrs. Martha Jo Goodner, age 85, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born May 25, 1938, in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Mike Edward and Mattie Lou (Tucker) Kelly.

Mrs. Goodner was a secretary by profession. She enjoyed drinking coffee, watching her soap operas and the Price is Right! She loved to sew in her earlier years, she also enjoyed bowling in a bowling league. She was the best mother and caregiver to her son, Cliff.

She is survived by her sons, Cliff Goodner and Chad Goodner; daughters, Kim Milne and husband Andy, Karen Griffith and husband Tom; grandchildren, Drew Milne, Amy Milne, Callie Ramos and husband Gary; Britain Morris and wife Jurika, Baleigh Goodner, Braeden Morris and wife Cate, Kyle Goodner; great-grandchildren, Adylan Ramos, Kason Ramos, Zayden Goodner, Scottland Morris, Caden Threats; sister, Ginger Jones; and by her niece, Sherri Crowley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mike Edward and Mattie Lou (Tucker) Kelly, and by her daughter, Sabrina Wilson.

Services for Mrs. Goodner will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at the Beasley-Wood Chapel, in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Justin Leonard and Brother Donnie Jewell will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Pinecrest Memorial Park, in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers are Andy Milne, Tom Griffith, Britain Morris, Braeden Morris, Kyle Goodner, Todd Aynes, Mike Crowley. Honorary Pallbearers are Drew Milne, Mike Hooper, Brian Erickson, and John Finck.

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