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Kathleen Ann "Kathy" DeMoss

January 24, 1956 — February 21, 2023


Kathleen Ann "Kathy" DeMoss


Kathleen Ann “Kathy” DeMoss, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

She was born January 24, 1956, in Shelbyville, the loving daughter of William J. “Bill” and Jenny Sue (Nedderman) Dugan.  On April 8, 1983, she married her husband of nearly 40 years, Jay L. DeMoss, and he survives.

In addition to Jay, Kathy is survived by her daughters, Emily Keller and husband, Steven, of Needham, and Jenny DeMoss of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Brayden Ronan of Shelbyville, Ellianna Keller of Needham, and Gwendolyn Seelye of Shelbyville; nieces, Natalie Browning and husband, Kenny, and Michelle Rupert and husband, Justin, both of Shelbyville; nephew, Joe Dugan of Shelbyville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Michael Jay “Mike” Dugan and James Allen “Jamie” Dugan.

She graduated in 1974 from Shelbyville High School, and attended Kansas State University.

Kathy attended First Church of the Nazarene.

The Dugan family established The Fiddlers Three in 1971, and later added Maxim Events, then retiring in January of 2021.  Kathy had a very strong leadership role in the family business.

Kathy was a CASA advocate for children and she also devoted her time to Celebrate Recovery.  She volunteered for the Salvation Army and the Bridge to Hope Ministries.  Kathy and Jay were very dedicated supporters of SCUFFY.

Kathy was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.  She was very dedicated to her family and was known to be the family caretaker.

She also leaves behind her cat, Kumquat.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2023, at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Steve Bohall officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 S. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201, or The Bridge to Hope, 1504 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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