Funeral services for Rachel Ann Squire, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Squire passed away at 8:55 a.m., Sunday, September 24, 2023, at her home.
Rachel was born March 15, 1930, at Viola, Arkansas the daughter of W. Homer and Dora Bell (McElmurry) Green. She was married on December 11, 1949, at West Plains, Missouri to Kenneth G. Squire who proceeded her in death on March 8, 2012.
Rachel’s life was surrounded by children. For several years she was a foster parent and then was a bus driver for the West Plains R-7 Schools. After the school purchased the buses, she cared for children in her home which included children of the employees of Boatmen’s Bank. She was also able to care for her Great-Grandsons, Mason and Jax, since they were babies. She enjoyed piecing quilts, hand quilting them and giving them to family and donating them to raise funds for special causes. She also loved crocheting and sewing. She made her daughter’s school clothes and her son’s shirts. She also had a passion for gardening, canning, and cooking.
Rachel is survived by her daughter, Linda Squire, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Leslie Squire, Branson, Missouri and Krista Lair and husband, Heath, West Plains, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Kourtney, West Plains, Missouri, Hunter, Branson, Missouri, Brett, Connor, Mason and Jax, West Plains, Missouri.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband, son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Jan Squire, two brothers, James David Green and Noble Green, and two nephews, Gary Neal Green and Billy Don Green.
Visitation services will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Moody Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Moody Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.