Funeral services for Jeanne Gullic Squires, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Squires passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord at 1:20 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born July 17, 1925, at Springfield, Missouri, to Turner Sappington and Thelma Tindel Sappington, and later became the step-daughter of Tedd J. Gullic. The summers of her childhood were spent in Milwaukee, where Tedd played professional baseball. She graduated from Koshkonong High School in 1943 and attended Central Radio & TV School in Kansas City in 1943 – 1944. She worked for TWA Airlines in St. Louis as a radio operator from 1944 – 1948. She moved back to West Plains in 1948 and worked for Ed P. Kiesler Insurance. On October 23, 1949, she was married to Charles F. Squires, who preceded her in death on September 3, 2002. To their union two children were born. Jeanne was a homemaker and wonderful mother. She attended the First Church of God where she served faithfully in teaching Sunday school for many years and other activities. She sang with the Church of God quartet. In 1972 Jeanne became the first female West Plains School Board member. Jeanne loved the Lord, her family, church and her hometown, West Plains.
She is survived by her daughters, Kristine Parson and husband, Monty, O’Fallon, Missouri and Kay Gilreath and husband, Michael, Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Charles Jackson and wife, Vanessa, Allison Parson Worrell and husband Mark, John Jackson and wife, Nadia, and Sarah Parsons; five step-grandchildren, Paul Parson and wife, Stephanie, Patrick Parson and wife, Kristy, Matthew Parson and wife, Christina, Carissa Dib and Scott Gilreath and wife, Alejandra; eighteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her very special neighbor and friend, Tori Lipford.
Her parents, step-father, one brother, Tedd M. Gullic and one sister, Ann Cave, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bible Society or First Church of God and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.