Audrey Squire

Audrey Ann Squire, 74, of Pekin, passed away at 2:09 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at her home.

Born Nov. 25, 1941, in South Bend, Ind., to Thomas David and Hazel Emma Collins Sossoman Sr., she married Talmage Frank Squire Jr. April 8, 1988, in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are five children, John D. Gillis, James D. Gillis, both of South Bend, Ind., Rhonda (Anton) Sparrius of Pekin, Frank (Jeannie) Squire of Pekin and Scott J. (Jennifer) Squire of Ft. Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; one brother, Thomas D. Sossoman Jr. of Berrien Springs, Mich.; and one sister, H. Elaine (Andy) Parrish of Niles, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Audrey graduated from Central High School in South Bend, Ind., in 1959.

She owned and managed several restaurants throughout her early years. She retired from the Pekin Wal-Mart in 2001 after over 11 years of service.

Audrey was a charter member of New Covenant Church of God in Mapleton, where she served as treasurer of the Christian Women’s Connection for several years. She enjoyed cooking in the church kitchen, working crossword puzzles and traveling.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Patrick McCone will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.

Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Covenant Church of God, 7023 W. School House Lane, Route 24, Peoria, IL 61607.

To offer condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.

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