April L. Squire

June 27, 1958 ‒ November 09, 2020

Newark, Ohio

April L. Squire, age 62 of Newark, OH, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020, in Newark. She was born June 27, 1958 in Delaware, OH to John and Shirley (Coen) Humes.

Left to cherish April’s memory are her husband, James Squire; son, Graham Squire; parents, John and Shirley Humes; brother, Jeffery (Elaine) Humes; nephews, Garrett (Danelle Gagliardi) Humes and Ross (Katie) Humes, and many other relatives and friends.

April grew up on a dairy farm in Kilbourne where her family raised Jersey cows. She was a talented organist who dedicated years of her time and talent to the Kilbourne United Methodist Church. April was a human resource information systems manager at Wendy’s corporate headquarters for 31 years, then went on to finish her career at Bob Evans and Big Lots. She was a meticulously tidy person, and her house was always “company ready.” April was an avid sports fan who loved to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cleveland Browns. She enjoyed dining out, traveling, hiking, kayaking, beach vacations, and her cats. Most of all, April enjoyed spending time with her family.

April was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Albert and Virginia Coen and Richard Groves and paternal grandparents, John and Helen Humes.

Due to the national emergency relating to the Coronavirus, the family has decided to postpone any public celebration of life services until a later date to be announced.

Donations in April’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware or to the Kilbourne United Methodist Church.

To leave a message of condolence for April’s family or to share a special memory, please visit snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Squire family.

  • I worked with April for many years at Wendy’s. My heart aches for all who loved her. I know there are many from Wendy’s who adored her, including myself. An amazing colleague and great friend. Although I haven’t seen April for a couple of years, as I moved to Florida, we’ve stayed in touch via Facebook and email. She’ll be sorely missed. RIP my friend.

  • This is heartbreaking. April and I worked together almost every day at Wendy’s. I in finance/ payroll her in HR. Everyone truly loved working with and having April as a friend.
    I lost a friend and colleague. I know the family is hurting. The Wendy’s family is hurting as well.

    God bless all and god bless April.

  • Prayers for all the family and friends of April. I often researched something she needed for Payroll /Accounting finding her to be a wonderful colleague- I admired. April was always friendly and complimented our team.
    Ran into her a few times after retirement.
    I was happy to see her always, sadly may she rest in peace.

  • I worked with April at Wendy’s for 13 years. She was an advisor, business partner and friend. She was always there if you needed someone to talk to. When work life was crazy, she was right there with you. She will always be a sweet memory. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • So sorry to hear, I knew April in her youth, and remember a great smile and sunny disposition.
    Sincere sympathy to her family and friends.

  • Oh how my heart hurts for the Squire/Humes Family!!! April will truly be missed. Every time I saw her no matter how many years had passed, she was always smiling and ready with a laugh. Even a random meeting in a hotel lobby in Indy during a Buckeye B1G Championship weekend. Growing up in Kilbourne and in the Kilbourne Church around April my best memories are of how envious I was of her musical talent and how she was always happy. I gave up trying to play the organ, but I loved to listen to her play.
    Jeff, please give your parents a HUGE hug from me!! What a terrible loss for all of you. Please also pass my heartfelt sympathies to Jim and Graham.

    Prayers and hugs,


  • April was a great person and employee at Wendy’s. I had the pleasure of working with her there. She always had a great smile and was always helpful for to everyone she worked with at Wendy’s. My condolences to all her friends, fellow workers, and family.

  • John, Shirley, Jeff, James and families,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember April as a child and the fun we had at aunt Virginias. We just want you to know we love you and are thinking of you. May God give you love, peace and comfort. Prayers for all of you.

  • My sympathies and prayers with your family. This is so heartbreaking. I worked with April in two different businesses. And she was so good to me. Which in your prayers for your peace

  • April and I worked together for many years at Wendy’s. We were part of a family there, so we all feel this loss. She made sure we all kept in touch and orchestrated periodic get togethers. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. My thoughts prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with April’s family. I worked on a daily basis with April during my years at Wendy’s and remember her talking about her nephews with such pride. God Bless.

  • I will miss my lifelong friend. Prayers to John, Shirley, James, Graham, Jeff, Elaine, Ross, and Garrett and April’s extended family and friends. Peace to all of you.
    Bev Phillian

  • I am so sorry to hear that April lost her fight for life. Our prayers are with you, Jim, during this most difficult time in your life. I hope to see you soon.

  • Condolences to your family. I remember a quiet very pretty young lady in high school. Since I was older I did not have much interaction with April but one could just tell by her demeanor what a special person she was. Peace to you all. Marla Byers Gordon

  • Jeff, Elaine and Family,

    So sad to hear of April’s passing. We remember how she always supported Ross and Garrett in their sports activities – always so nice.

    Our hearts break for you all, Jeff, Elaine, Mom and Dad, Ross and Garrett – but comfort in KNOWING that heaven is such a wonderful place.

    Mark and Sherry Malcom

  • Prayed for April’s family. Our hearts go out to Mr. and Mrs. Humes, Jeff and Elaine,Ross and Garret and of course her husband James. It is hard to say goodbye to a friend you have known your whole life. Rest In Peace April. Tim and Marjorie Harrel

  • I had the honor and pleasure to work with April for over 23 years at Wendy’s. Her dedication was unmatched and she made going to work fun almost every day. We shared many good times and fun business travels together. She recognized the importance of friendship, orchestrating get togethers for the “girls” from Wendy’s, even after we had all left the company. I wish miss her spirit and her laughter. My deepest sympathies go out to Jim and her entire family.

  • Prayers for peace and comfort for April’s family. I worked with April for many years at Wendy’s and then again at Bob Evans. She was always a pleasure to work with and will be missed. I loved her smile and her genuine interest in people.

  • I am very sorry to hear of April’s passing! I have many memories of our childhood and church. Continued prayers for comfort and God’s peace to you and your family. God bless,
    Jacque and Roger Mack

  • So sorry to hear of April’s passing. Although I knew her parents more (neighbors growing up and through 4-H), I remember April as a young child, always with a smile and ready to make a friend. My condolences to her parents, Shirley and John, brother Jeff, husband James and the rest of the family.

  • I like so many from Kilbourne are sending heartfelt love to all the family and friends that have been touched by April. As others have mentioned, she was always smiling and kind to everyone. I send this small note to tell you all you are in my thoughts and prayers. We all wish we could help you through this difficult time, in person.

  • Prayers to the Humes family. April always supported Garrett and Ross in everything they did from school activities to sporting events. April lived her life with smiles and laughter as she will truly be missed.

    Alex & Susan Durbin

  • I worked with April at Wendy’s. I remember many days where we’d be in her office talking of her cats antics. She was smart, kind and just a good person. I remember when she first started dating Jim and the utter happiness he instantly brought to her life. When someone meets their mate you know and she knew. My sincere condolences to her whole family for your loss. While I had not seen her in many years I always loved seeing posts on Facebook. April will be very missed and the heavens gained a beautiful angel.

  • April and I worked together at Wendy’s. Everyone April as a wonderful co-worker as well as a friend.

    May we all find comfort in our fond memories of April.

  • April and I worked together for many years at Wendy’s. She was always smiling and a wonderful co-worker and friend. I always looked forward to seeing her at the Wendy’s Alumni gatherings. She will be greatly missed by all. I am thankful that I was blessed to know her. She will live on in our memories.

  • I am so saddened to hear of April’s passing. I like a lot of others worked and shared life with April for over 20 years at Wendy’s. She helped me acclimate to the corporate world and was never a harsh voice. I hope your family knows how much she was loved and appreciated and will be missed.
    Sincere sympathies to her family.

  • I first met April at Wendy’s, where we worked together for about many years. But she was so much more than a talented colleague; she became a close and steadfast friend. I enjoyed hearing about Ross and Garrett, and then Graham, as they grew up, played sports, went to college, entered their careers and made her a great-aunt. You guys brought such joy to April. And with Jim, she found her true happiness; she couldn’t have asked for a better partner. She was always planning her next vacation, and loved traveling and kayaking with Jim. April truly valued family and relationships, and I know she will be deeply missed by her family, her Wendy’s family and all the other “families” she was inspirational in forming. My heart goes out to all the Humes and Squires, and April’s many friends.

  • As I think of April. I can hear her voice in my head. What a wonderful, outgoing and kind person. My husband and I wish her Rest In Peace.

  • I graduated from Buckeye Valley with April in 1976 and my Mother Doris (Jones) C0x went to school with her parents. May God’s gracious care and your precious memories sustain you.

    Patricia (Cox) Breed

  • My deep and heartfelt condolences,
    James & Graham,
    Mrs & Mrs Humes,
    Jeff, Elaine, Garrett & Ross,
    I went to school with April. I am a friend of Jeff and Elaine.
    April was a talented and admired upperclassmen.
    Over the years, I also admired your close knit family and the love and kindness April showed in the world.
    May you find peace and comfort in the memories you had with her.
    Much Love & Peace

  • So sorry to hear about April. Although we did work together very long she was sweet and inspiring coworker. My prayers go out to family and friends.

  • So sorry to hear of April’s passing. A life long friend. We spent many hours at church, and I always enjoyed her piano and organ skills. My sincere condolences to The Squire and Humes families. She will truly be missed.

    Cheryl (Brenner) Hoffman

  • I am so sorry to hear of April’s passing. We enjoyed so much fun and laughter as teenagers and young adults. My sincerest condolences to the Humes and Squire families. God Bless you all.

  • What a beautiful collection of special moments you shared. Although I never did get to meet her, the outpouring of love from her family tells me what an amazing human she was. I’ve known Squire for a few decades now and I know he was never happier than he was in his life with April. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

  • John and Shirley, I am so sorry to hear this. I’m behind in reading the obituaries. Losing a close loved one is always difficult- especially so close to the holidays. I know your pain. Keep close to family and friends, but most importantly, let God comfort you in your loss.
    Easy words to say, but recently losing Doc, I realized I couldn’t bear the pain without HIS comfort.

  • Sending love and prayers for all of April’s wonderful family and dear friends. It was a honor to know April and be one of her friends and past roommates. I know how hard this must be for all of you. I keep feeling she is up in heaven with her best friend, Heidi, laughing and going on one adventure after another, exploring all that heaven has to offer.
    It was truly a privilege to have gotten to know April and all of her amazing friends and family. She was truly a blessing to everyone she knew and loved. She will be greatly missed.