Christine Marjorie Squibb
Christine Marjorie (Peterson) Squibb, 71 of Bois D' Arc, Ml. Passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo .following a short illness
Christine, the daughter of Dr. Stanley and Marjorie (Rump) Peterson, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on November 11, 1942. She was a lifelong resident of the Springfield and Bois D' Arc, areas. She was educated in the Springfield Schools, Sunshine Elementary, Jarrett Middle School and a 1961 graduate of Parkview High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1964, and she was one of first women to receive her MBA from Drury University in 1967.
She taught in the Springfield School System at Reed Middle School and Hillcrest High School, where she taught Business Education. Later she was Executive Director for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, the Director of Consumer Affairs for the Department of Mental Health for the State of Missouri. After her retirement she was a consultant for the department. She held various offices and positions in the following: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Junior League of Springfield, D.P. Chapter of P. E. O. Of Ash Grove, Democratic party, Greene County Central Committee, Red Hats Society, former board member of the Ash Grove R-IV School District. For many years with her late husband, John W. Squibb were foster parents..
She was a lifelong member of the First and Calvary Presbyterian Church where she participated in the Women's Bible Study Group. She attended regularly the Bois D' Arc United Methodist Church and was a member of W.M.U.
Christine devoted her life to her family and to the betterment and welfare to All Children.
Christine Peterson and John W. Squibb were united in marriage on August 12, 1964. Together, Christine and John were privileged to share over 36 years. John preceded her in death on February 18, 2001, also, preceding her was her son, Wallace Stanley Squibb, December 19, 2013 her parents, Dr. Stanley and Marjorie Peterson, and parents-in-law: Wallace and Ruth (Crank) Squibb.
She is survived by her loving family: two sons; Lee and his fiancé , Crystal, Mark and wife Suzanne Vert, daughter; Elizabeth (Liz), daughter-in-law; Amy Squibb, and Five grandsons: Wallace Jr. and Will Squibb, Lucas Vert, Jericole Hellems and Zach Cameron-Chodes and granddaughter; Lynsey Stech, and her sister; Mary Beth and husband Rick Powell.
Services were held, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 820 E. Cherry St. Springfield, Mo. with Dr. Andrew Chaney officiating
A reception with family receiving friends was held in the church atrium. Interment was on Wednesday afternoon in the Prospect Cemetery, Bois D' Arc, Mo. All arrangements were under the care and direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Mo.
The family requests contributions, in her memory, to the Ash Grove School athletic department.
On-line condolences may be shared at www.wilsonbrimdanielfuneralhomes.com.
Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Homes - Ash Grove
201 S. Daniel Ash Grove, MO 65604
Published in the News-Leader from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2014