Tahlequah Daily Press

July 2, 2013

Connie Rae Moden


TAHLEQUAH — Services for Connie Moden, 69, of Tahlequah, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday July 3, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev James Graham officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Morrison, Stanley Young, Dr. Robert Bailey, James Bond, Dr. Charles Carroll, Herb Field, Maj. Bill Whitaker and Dr. Earl Williams.

Interment will be Saturday, July 6, in the Uniondale Cemetery at Clay County, Kan.

Her family will receive friends from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, at Green Country Funeral Home.

Connie was born March 28, 1944, in Oxnard, Calif., the daughter of Raymond H. and Ella R. (Johnson) Oakleaf. At a young age, her family moved from California to Shawnee Mission, Kan., where she grew up and was a 1962 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. She then attended Kansas State University and Emporia State, before marrying Lloyd Moden in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 6, 1966.

Connie was a member of PEO, FD Chapter. She was a 40-year member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was actively involved with the United Methodist Women’s as a quilter. She was also a member of the Builders Sunday school class. Connie had been a teacher and preschool director at FUMC for 15 years.

She enjoyed being outdoors and liked camping, hiking and kayaking. She also loved traveling, and was proud she had visited all 50 United States, and over 40 countries on six continents. She specially enjoyed her most recent trip, May 2013, to Holland to view the tulips.

Connie has been preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ella Oakleaf.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, of the home; sons, David Moden and wife Anna-Karin of Stockholm, Sweden, and Darin Moden and wife Amber of Tulsa; grandchildren, Alice and William Moden of Stockholm, Sweden, and Lincoln and Corbin Moden of Tulsa; brother, Terrry Oakleaf and wife Joll of Kansas City, Kan.; mother-in-law Velma Moden; brothers-in-law, Gary Moden and wife Nesi of Kansas City, Mo., and Arvin Moden and wife Nancy of Oblong, Ill.; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tahlequah First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.