The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 31, 2014

Paul L. Runion

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Paul L. Runion, Sr., 83, Independence, Mo., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

He was surrounded by his family and friends. Paul was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Lamar, Mo. He owned and operated Accurate Scale Company for over 50 years. Paul was a member of Colbern Road Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and reading his bible.

He married the love of his life, Betty McGuire, she survives of the home.

Additional survivors include his daughter, Paula Joiner and husband, John, of Spring, Texas; sons, Paul Runion, Jr., of Independence, Tom Runion and wife, Kristy, of Lamar; daughter, Susan Richards and husband, Jim, of Kingsville, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and additional great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Runion; and sister, Darlene Gardner. He was preceded in death by his granddaughters, Kendahl Runion and Amy Robinson; two sisters; two brothers; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 11 to 12 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Speaks Suburban Chapel; 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Washington Cemetery with his son in law, Reverend Jim Richards officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600

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