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Oklen Pete Moss

December 20, 1928 - September 10, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Oklen Pete Moss Sr., 80 of Springfield died Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born December 20, 1928, to Hayes A. and Annie Lee Moss. He married Emmarie Tootie Fox Moss on October 8, 1955; she preceded him in death on May 12, 2008.

He is survived by 7 children, Richard C. (Nancy) Cleeton of Okanogan, Wash., Ann Annie (Steven) Scott, Betty (Jerry) Lowe, Oklen P. (Nancy) Moss Jr., William H. Bill (Norma) Moss Sr., Karen (Dave) Herr, and Melvin Moss, all of Springfield; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emma; 1 son, Donald L. Cleeton; 1 daughter-in-law, Carol M. Cleeton; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; 1 grandson, Oklen P. Moss III; and 1 great-grandson, Quinton Rehmke.

He was the owner and operator of Moss Tree Service.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 7 p.m., with the Reverend Brent Mitchell officiating.

Memorials may be made to Third Presbyterian Church.

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