|Lowava A. Squire, 93, of Coldbrook Township, Ill., died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born December 7, 1917 in Galesburg, the daughter of Clarence and Stella Plummer Ahenger. She married Forrest C. "Pete" Squire on May 12, 1934 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1997.
She is survived by seven children, Jeanine Corbin of Galesburg, Jackie (and Wayne) Hoteling of Camanche, Iowa, Joyce French of rural Monmouth, Judy (and Don) Fredrickson of Seaton, Ill., Jan F. (and Teri ) Squire of Abingdon, Jerrilyn (and John) Hajostek of Cameron, Ill., and Julie (and Bob) McGraw of Oneida, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Betsy Utsler of Olathe, Kan.; 21 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, one step great grandchild, six great great grandchildren; and a brother, James Ahenger of Union City, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jon Squire on May 20, 1992; two sons-in-law, Richard Corbin and Larry French; a brother; and two sisters.
Lowava was a homemaker, spending her years raising her family. She was a member of Coldbrook Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was a life member of the Warren County Home Extension, was a 4-H leader, and was Chapter Mother of FHA.
Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Craig Robertson will officiate. Visitation will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Coldbrook Christian Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.