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Patricia Elizabeth DeMars

Patricia Elizabeth DeMars

Patricia "Pat" Elizabeth DeMars, age 92, originally of Graceville, Minnesota, died peacefully Friday, March 10, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington following a devastating and sudden stroke that happened March 8, 2017 in her home while visiting with close friends. Pat was known for her quick wit and wonderful listening. She was a devout Catholic and her patron saints were St. Francis and St. Jude. Pat moved to Spokane in 2012 following the death of her husband of 61 years, Darrell Albert DeMars, to be near her youngest son Patrick, his wife Marla and her two grandchildren, Ryan and Aidan.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; father, John William Toner; mother, Angeline Marie Luekin; brothers: John Francis Toner, Francis John Toner, Luke Martin Toner; sisters: Marie Angeline (Toner) Crea, and Catherine Margaret (Toner) Burrill; and younger brother, Michael Henry Toner. She is survived by her younger sister, Monica Ann (Toner) Polski of Woodbury, Minnesota; her oldest son Michael Darrell DeMars and his wife, Eleanor Esther DeMars of Randolph, Minnesota; her youngest son, Patrick Dennis DeMars and his wife Marla Lisette DeMars, of Spokane, Washington; and her two grandchildren: Ryan Patrick DeMars, of Spokane, Washington, and Aidan Grace DeMars, also of Spokane Washington. Donations may be sent in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.