Johnnie DeMar

Johnnie DeMar


Memorial services for Johnnie DeMar, 81, of West Tawakoni, will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Quinlan Funeral Home. She passed away June 12, 2017, at home with her family by her side.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1935, in Adair County, Ky. to Chester A. Gowen and Mary Ruby Brummett Gowen.

She will be remembered for her support for her community and inspiration to start the West Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department. She was patriotic and involved with the West Tawakoni VFW, American Legion, and any benefit that they had by working and giving monetary support.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond DeMar; her parents, Chester A. and Mary Ruby Gowen; her children, Nanette LaDonna DeMar, Doreen Rae Detmar, and William Robert DeMar; three brothers, Kenneth Gowen, Pete Gowen, and Richie Gowen.

Her family left to cherish the memories of her life are her husband, William Burton; stepson, Billy Burton and his wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Jeffrey Burton and his wife, Amanda, Joshua Burton and his wife, Ashli, and Brandon DeMar; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Hundley and Marty McGrath; one brother, Roger Gowen; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family requests that donations be made in memory of Johnnie to Vitas Healthcare Hospice, 8585 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247.