Chris Parliament Martin

January 29, 1947September 22, 2021

Chris Parliament Martin, 74, formerly of Liberty, died Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Goshen Health Hospital.

Chris was born to Clay Wade and Betty Louise Pil Wright on January 29, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio. She graduated Short High School with the class of 1966, where she received an Art Scholarship to Earlham College. Chris was a phenomenal artist, her specialty was drawing. She married Army Corporal Kim Randel Parliament in 1967, whom was killed in action on April 15, 1968 during the Vietnam War. Chris was employed with Square D from which she retired. She later married Forester Martin and together they had one son, Richard W. Martin. Chris loved to sew and make clothes for her grandchildren. She adored taking care of her beautiful home, especially when it came to her flower gardens. Above all, Chris loved spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

In addition to her son, Chris is survived by her granddaughters: Amy Martin and Cindy Rose; sisters: Cheryl Stone and Claydine Wright, both also attended Short High School; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and Kim, Chris is preceded in death by her second husband Forester; nephew: Joseph; brother-in-law: Shelby Stone.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2021 at West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Indiana. Showalter Blackwell Long, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to The National Cancer Society in Chris’ honor. For more information, or to send condolences to the family please visit


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Chris Parliament Martin

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