Peggy was born in Cabool, Missouri, August 25, 1947 to Sherman and Marie Mitchem. Peggy grew up in Cabool where she attended and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cabool. She graduated from Cabool High School with the Class of 1965. Throughout high school she was a cheerleader, played in the band, and was prom queen. After high school she moved to Springfield and attended college at Southwest Missouri State.
On September 16, 1967 she married Dan Moss of Willow Springs, Missouri. They moved to Texas as Dan was in the military. Shortly after moving, Dan went to Vietnam and Peggy moved back to Cabool to live with her parents.
In 1968 Peggy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Dan and Peggy then moved to St. Louis where they made their home for over 40 years. About five years ago they moved to Springfield to be closer to family.
Throughout Peggy’s life she had many battles with her MS. She never once complained or expressed pity. She had a very caring personality and never said a harsh word about anyone. She adored Dan and was very grateful for his wonderful care he gave her throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and parents.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Dan of the home; brother, Steve and Patti Mitchem of Springfield; brother, Jeff and Becky Mitchem of Ozark, Missouri; sister, Janet and Brad Roberts of Cabool; mother-in-law, Marge Moss of Willow Springs; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Cabool with Rev. Terry Lippstreu officiating. Pallbearers were Dan Moss, Danny White, David Fox, Garry Jarrett, Lawrence Wood, Sherman Odom and John Cook. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Cabool Cemetery in care of the funeral home.