Mrs. Lowava A. Squire, Galesburg Chapel

squire-lowava.jpg93, 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

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5 Guestbook Entries to “Mrs. Lowava A. Squire, Galesburg Chapel”

  1. Jeanine,

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. Julie,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. May God bless you and all your family at this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.



  3. Jeanne

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I was in the hospital back in Oct 1958 when your younger sister Julie was born. Your mother and I shared a room. I remember all of you when you came to visit. I will never forget her. I am Mary Schwab. My son is married to Lynn White-Pete’s daughter. My prayers are with you and your family.

    May Jesus take you by the hand. And help you find relief. Throughout this time of sadness as You journey through your grief. And may you feel the healing touch Of every thought and prayer. Than’s sent with love and sympathy From friends who truly care.

    In this difficult time, may you find… the kindness of friends to comfort you, compassion to warm and sustain you, and the unfailing love of Jesus to bring peace to your heart.

  4. Julie,

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I have the warmest memories of spending time at your home when we were younger. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Great- Grandma,

    You are a wonderful mother,wife,friend,grandmother,great grandmother, & great-great grandmother you are truley missed & will be missed and thought of very often. I love you very much. And will miss you dearly.
    The Ripka’s love you!!!

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