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Edith Marie Squire

October 28, 1931 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 86)

Edith Marie Squire


                Edith Marie Squire, 86 years old, of Macon, Missouri, formerly of Milan, Missouri, passed away peacefully, with family at her bedside on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

                Edith was born October 28, 1931 in Rockford, Illinois to Horace and Isabel McDowell. On November 17, 1955 in Mendon, Missouri she married Frank Squire, he preceded her in death June 12, 1994. She was also preceded in death by: her parents, a brother, Richard Meadows; and a sister, Ruthie Gaw.

                She is survived by: a daughter, Teresa and husband Frank McCabe of Macon, Missouri; two grandchildren, Lance and wife Sara McCabe of Owens Cross Road, Alabama and Tricia and husband Tim Gile of Wichita, Kansas; great grandchildren, Blake McNown, Natalie McCabe, Trinity Gile, and Trenton Gile; a brother-in-law, Harry Gaw of Keytesville, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Dee Squire of Green City, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and lots of special friends.

                Edith lived most of her life in Milan. She was saved and baptized at a young age in the Baptist Church. Edith worked at Leewood Manor for several years and later at The Steak Pit in Milan. She and Frank farmed, raising hogs, cattle, growing crops, etc. Her and Frank were avid pitch players and enjoyed the card parties on the weekends. Edith enjoyed her flowers and her birds, and also collecting frogs and snowmen. She loved to go on the annual Jamesport trip for the last 32 years, where she bought all the supplies for her birds to make suet cakes for them. She loved her cats and her dogs, Mollie and Bonkers. She tried to never miss an event that her grandkids were in whether it be sports, plays or whatever they might be doing. She was known well for her famous party mix that she would make at Christmas.

                Funeral services for Edith will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow at the Bairdstown Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday evening, at the funeral home.

                Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bairdstown Cemetery.

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