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Dean Moore, 82, of Grovespring, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Springfield.

He was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Orla, Mo. to Oda and Gladys Dickinson Moore.

On Sept. 3, 1993, he married Gwendolyn Watson.

Dean attended Smittle School. He proudly served our country in the United States Army for four years and was a paratrooper. After leaving the service, Dean moved to Montana, where he became a ranch hand for several years. He later moved to Pine Ridge, S.D. where he owned and operated a wrecking service. He also worked at a sawmill on a reservation in Northern Cheyenne. When he returned to Missouri, he worked as a propane route salesman and most recently as the maintenance director for three hotels. Dean was a volunteer for The Free Store and Salvation Army.

He survived by his wife, Gwen; four sons, Collins Moore of Ashland, Mont.; Ronnie Moore and Travis Moore, both of Busby, Mont. and Doug Edge and his wife Amanda of Havanna, Fla.;; six daughters, Lola Haugen and her husband Joseph of Ashland, Mont.; Mary Haugen and her husband Ronald of Grovespring, Michelle “Kat” Shot-Gunn and her husband Rob of Colstrip. Mont.; April Dawn Moore of Butte, Mont.; Annette Turner and her husband Jerry of Abbeville, Ga. and Cassandra Pafford of Tallassee, Ala.; two brothers, Michael Moore and his wife Wanda of Savannah, Okla. nd Stanley Moore and his wife Cassie of Busby, Mont.; two sisters, June Little Bird of Lame Deer, Mont. and Joan Mullins and her husband Brent of Niangua; one brother-in-law, Roy Watson and his wife Jayna of Spearfish, S.D.; four sisters-in-law, Sandra Koch and her husband Russ of Homassa, Fla.; Nancy Gonzalas and her husband David of Steinhatchee, Fla.; Elaine Donahoo and her husband Tim of Ocilla, Ga. and Arlene Carney and her husband Dan of Lebanon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and countless friends.

He was a longtime active and faithful member of Harvest United Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services for Dean Moore will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Harvest Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church with Brother Bob Thornton and Brother Chris Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Moore Family Cemetery under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. also on Thursday, Jan. 13, until service time, also at Harvest Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church. Memorials have been suggested to the Moore Family Cemetery. Donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948 or 1001 N. Lynn, Lebanon, Mo. 65536. Sign guest book at