Martha Frances Paul, 83, of Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019. A memorial visitation will be held from 1-2pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington, Independence, MO 64050. Memorial service to follow at 2pm, also at Carson-Speaks Chapel. Following cremation, inurnment will occur at New Salem Cemetery; no date currently planned. Martha was one of four children born to Nicholas and Opal (Myers) Kline on July 7, 1935. Martha grew up in Independence. She drove a school bus for over 20 years at Pace Bus Company and finished her career as the Transportation Supervisor with the Independence School District. Martha loved to travel to San Antonio, Texas with her family. She also loved her desserts, dancing, and spending time with her family and cat, Maxx. She was an excellent mother, mother-in-law, and person. Martha is survived by her children, Nikki Souder-Peterson, Gary Paul, and Dennis (Kim) Paul; stepdaughter Debbie (Ken) Montavy; fiancé, Bill Wright; grandson, Shaun (Stefani) Montavy; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Thomas; sister-in-law, Joan Kline and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Paul; daughter Carla Paul; both parents; and brothers, Bob and Eddie.