Virginia Runion

February 26, 2013 • Obituaries


Memorial services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Virginia Runion, 75, of Roswell, who passed away on Feb. 15, 2013. The Rev. Troy Grant of Berrendo Baptist Church will officiate.

Virginia was born on May 11, 1937, in Warren, Ohio, to Edward Ritter and Genevieve Ritter Garlock.

She moved to Michigan in 1942.

She married Ernest Runion on Feb. [auth] 12, 1978, in Howell, Mich. They lived in Michigan until 1981, when they retired to Roswell and lived out the remainder of their lives.

She is survived by one son Martin Simpson, of Las Vegas, N.M.; stepson Jerry Runion and his wife Phyllis, of Westland, Mich.; one daughter, Lorie Miller and husband John, of Roswell; stepdaughters, Laurie Tedrow and husband Patrick, of Roswell, and Barbara Wells and her husband Jim, of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Jeremy Palombi and wife Sharen, Nathanael Palmobi, Patrick Tedrow and wife Christina, Danyelle Tedrow, and Andrew Tedrow; two great-grandchildren, Delainey Decker and Benjamin Tedrow, and one who is due in June; one cousin Almeta Morris, of Perry, Ohio; and special friends, Lou and Don Hibbard, of Fowlerville, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She was a retired nurse. She and Ernest taught silversmithing at the Roswell Adult Center. They enjoyed setting up and selling the jewelry they made and other items at flea markets.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Friends may pay their respects online at

Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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