Lois Squire


March 1, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Lois Alberta Squire, 94, Humboldt, passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2017, at  Diversicare of Chanute. 
Lois was born Feb. 25, 1923, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Thomson) Baeten. She grew up attending Prairie Center grade school in Allen County and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1941.
Lois married George Chester Squire in Lawrence in 1941. After their marriage, she and George made their home in Bottineau, N.D., where they farmed and started a grain cleaning business as well as an aerial spray service. After her divorce, she moved back to Kansas with her family. She worked a few years for an oil field research company in Chanute as a secretary. Later, she was employed by the State of Kansas as a receptionist and secretary for the Fourth Division Kansas Highway Patrol office in Chanute. She retired in 1988 after 30 years of service from the patrol.
During her sons’ formative years, she was committed to supporting and attending their activities from academic and sporting events to 4-H involvement. In addition to the life principles being taught in the home, she supplemented their spiritual education and development by regular church attendance.
Lois was a member of United Methodist Church. She was an active member and held offices in Eastern Star, Humboldt High School Alumni Association, Humboldt Historical Society, South Logan FCE, United Methodist Women and volunteered at the Iola hospital.
Some of Lois’s present and past enjoyments and hobbies included mowing her yard, cooking, gardening and canning, working on ceramics, quilting and making her special three kinds of Christmas candy to share with family and friends.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, her brother, Kenneth Baeten, a great-uncle, Raymond Thomson, and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Carol (Wolford) Squire.
Survivors include her three sons, Dr. George Squire Jr. of Middleton, Idaho, Curtis (Karen) Squire of Joplin and Dr. Jean (Denise) Squire of Westfield, Ind.; her grandchildren, Marla (Alan) Egbert of Weiser, Idaho, Marilee (Brad) Simon of Gilbert Ariz., Misty (Tim) Covington of Salt Lake City, Utah, Marcee Clark of Middleton, Idaho, Michael (Alisa) Squire of St. Paul, Minn., Kristi (Kyle) Roberts of Olathe, Anthony Squire of Westfield, Ind., and Adrienne (Anthony) Morelli of Westfield, Ind.; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ada Baeten, Iola; a niece, Linda (Bob) Hill, Iola; a nephew, Lauren ( Helen) Baeten, Topeka; and five great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Countryside Funeral Home in Humboldt. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Humboldt. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Humboldt Historical Society and the Humboldt Alumni Association and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home 908 Central, Humboldt, KS 66748.