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Louanna June (Sampson) Gourley

May 29, 1928 — December 14, 2023

Louanna June Gourley, 95, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, December 14, 2023.

Louanna was born on May 29, 1928 in La Porte, Indiana to John E. and Edna A. (Tarnow) Sampson.

On November 29, 1947 in La Porte, she married Kenneth F.Gourley who preceded her in death.  Surviving are her 2 daughters, Trina (Danny) Evans of La Porte and Christine (William) Adams of La Porte; 4 grandchildren, Matthew (Erin) Evans of Valparaiso, Kylene (Brian) Slone of La Porte, Erik (Kendrick) Adams of Mathison, MS, and Brent (Amy) Adams of Arlington Heights, IL; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Louanna was preceded by her parents; husband; brother, Ernie Sampson, and nephew, Wayne Sampson.

Louanna worked as a secretary for 40 years at Angelo Bernacchi Greenhouse and Fox Woolen Mill.  She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling with the Top Spot Scratch League and Sextet Plus Two League, and going to Las Vegas with her brother and his family.  Family was the most important thing to her.  She especially loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Kendall Schaeffer officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to both Heart to Heart Hospice and Louanna's hairdressers, Judy and Linda.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Avenue, La Porte, IN  46350 or Heart to Heart Hospice, 402 Wall Street, Suite 22,
Valparaiso, IN  46383.

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Louanna June (Sampson) Gourley, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life Service

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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