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Patrick W. DeMoss, 66, Kokomo, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his home. He was born March 17, 1951, in Logansport, the son of William Wayne "Pinky" and Joan (Nulf) DeMoss. On Aug. 11, 1973, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, he married Karen K. Donoghue, and she survives.
Patrick was a 1969 graduate of Lewis Cass High School. He attended Ball State and graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with a bachelor's in political science. Patrick worked for Pepka Spring for 25 years. He also worked for EDS, Allied Solutions, and was a copy editor for the Kokomo Tribune. He umpired for little league baseball, Babe Ruth, girls' softball, and was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 508. Patrick was an Indiana University fan and a lover of music. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church.
Along with his wife Karen, Patrick is survived by his children, Tim (Kesha) DeMoss, Kokomo, and Kristy (Everett) Mills, Bloomington; grandchildren, Wilson DeMoss, Treyton DeMoss, Jason DeMoss, Jayeden Bronson DeMoss, all of Kokomo, and Asher Mills and Elliott Mills, Bloomington; sister, Karen (Steve) Delon, Kokomo; sisters-in-law, Sherrie (Gene) Uttinger, and Linda Reeves; brother-in-law, Pat (Debbie) Donoghue, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Alan Reeves.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 3155 S. 200 West, Kokomo, with the Rev. Father Matthew Arbuckle the celebrant. Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.
Memorial contributions may be made in Patrick's memory to Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School or to the American Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on February 13, 2018
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