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Martha Edith Shepherd Goodman
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1918
Death: Aug. 18, 2008
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA

Edith S. Goodman, 90, of Gold Hill, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury.

Mrs. Goodman was born in Rowan County, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Josephine Trexler Shepherd. She was a lifetime member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, a WELCA member, and the oldest member of the Liberty Home Demonstration Club.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by sisters Ethel Young, Freda Stoner and Fannie Younce, and a brother, Edward N. Shepherd.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Leo Goodman; son Robert Goodman and wife Judy of Salisbury; daughter Jane Boggs of Salisbury (the late Chaplain Jay Boggs); daughter Martha Kluttz and husband Rick of Durham; son Randall Goodman and wife Christine of Pittsboro; grandchildren Sam Goodman of Salisbury, Ginger Wescott (William) of Washington, N.C., Tricia Goodman of Greensboro, Tamara Klingsheim (Peter) of Brentwood, Calif., Rev. Derek Boggs (Meredith) of Lexington, Amanda Berg (Eric) of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Cmdr. Gary Kluttz, USN of Belgium, Ed Kluttz (Page) of Greensboro, Emily Kluttz of Salisbury, David Goodman (Nicola) of Pittsboro, Matthew Goodman of Charlotte; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Gary Coble, Pastor, Rev. Derek Boggs and Vicar Volley Hansen. Burial in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Memorials to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Family Life Center, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.

Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Goodman family. Online condolences may be made at

Married 6 July 1940 in Rowan County, NC
Family links: 
  Edward Anthony Shepherd (1879 - 1946)
  Eva Ann Josephene Trexler Shepherd (1884 - 1960)
  Leo Francis Goodman (1919 - ____)
  Jane Eleanor Goodman Boggs (1943 - ____)*
  Freda Lee Shepherd Stoner (1908 - 2006)*
  Fannie Elva Shepherd Younce (1911 - 1944)*
  Martha Edith Shepherd Goodman (1918 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Row 35
Created by: Debbie Parris Hill
Record added: Sep 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29558416
Martha Edith <i>Shepherd</i> Goodman
Added by: Debbie Parris Hill
Martha Edith <i>Shepherd</i> Goodman
Added by: Debbie Parris Hill
Martha Edith <i>Shepherd</i> Goodman
Added by: Debbie Parris Hill
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