Lavetta M. Squires

May 5, 1931August 4, 2018

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, Lavetta May Squires passed away at the age of 87. Lavetta was born May 5, 1931 to Ralph and Eva Phillips in Kansas City, Missouri where she grew up with eight other siblings. After graduating High School at the age of 18, Lavetta married Ray Squires. During their 50 years of marriage they had four beautiful daughters; Larae, Terry, Deanna, and step-daughter Judy. Lavetta enjoyed bowling, dancing, playing cards, cooking, and most of all, spending time with her family. Lavetta and Ray enjoyed hosting family gatherings and creating memories with their loved ones. Lavetta is survived by four daughters Larae Gallagher, Terry Spain (Terry), Deanna Hoyt (Kevin), Judy Light (Ernie), two sisters Grace White, Inez Larsen, one brother Ralph Phillips (Rusty), many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Squires, grandson Clinton Gallagher, great grandson Alexander Gallagher, three sisters Pearl Helsper, Lucy Hutchison, Helen Phillips, and two brothers Jack Phillips and Robert Phillips. We will join to celebrate the life of Lavetta on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Floral Hills Cemetery (7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO. 64133). The visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be followed by the funeral service at 10:00 a.m.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lavetta M. Squires

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Rebecca Dan and Reba Cannon

August 11, 2018

Sorry for your loss.
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs for you and your family.

Rebecca Dan and Reba Cannon

Ed Larsen

August 9, 2018

So many memories with Aunt LaVetta. She was a very wise lady, always on top of things and boy could she cook, bake, you name it. Of course brisket was always my favorite at family gatherings. She will be missed but the memories will live on.

Kim Stewart

August 9, 2018

Am so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet woman and a wonderful cook. Prayers for you all. God Bless Kim