Demona Joyce (Detamore) Barrett, age 74, of Dayton, PA, died at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Friday, November 21, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Worthington, PA. She joined her beloved husband, Verle Dwight Barrett, who died at the scene of the same accident. She was born on November 4, 1934, in Huntington, IN, to Raymond "Bill" Lamoine and Virginia Nell (Endsley) Detamore. Both Demona and Verle were members of the Dayton United Methodist Church, and active in the sport of horse harness racing for a number of years, with Rosemont Student capturing the track record at Sciota Downs in Columbus, OH. As a Business and Economics graduate of Taylor University in Upland, IN, Demona demonstrated a superior business sense and bookkeeping skills, and was unparalleled as a wife and mother in the eyes of her family. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Jonell Barrett of Tampa, FL; her son Barry Dwight Barrett of Dayton, PA; her mother Virginia Nell (Endsley) Detamore of Upland, IN; two sisters, Lamona Miller and Berta Theone "Sis" Long of Marion, IN; a brother Burtis Theron "Sonny" Detamore of Upland, IN; numerous nieces and nephews, and 4 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Lamoine Detamore and her husband, Verle Dwight Barrett with whom she would have celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on December 27, 2008. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Dayton United Methodist Church, 105 East Church Street, Dayton, PA 16222. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 29, 2008, at the Dayton United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Howard officiating. Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008 Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, IN Memorial Contributions may be given to the Dayton United Methodist Church, 105 East Church Street, Dayton, PA 16222 and the American Cancer Society, Armstrong Unit, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA.
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