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Mona G. (Marcum) Gaut

July 6, 1950 — July 19, 2021

Mona G. (Marcum) Gaut, 71, of La Porte, IN, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte, surrounded by her loved ones.

Mona was born on July 6, 1950, the daughter of Albert Marcum, Jr. and Rena (Keith) Marcum-Johnson.  Rena survives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Marcum, Jr.; son, Wilbur Gaut III; stepfather, Grant Johnson; and brother, Rodney Marcum.

A love story unmatched in history and worthy of a screenplay, on June 15, 1968, Mona married her best friend and soul mate, Wilbur Gaut, Jr., who survives.  Two halves of a whole, their union resulted in the greatest pride of Mona's life, her children and grandchildren.

Mona is survived by her daughters, Shannon (Rick) Penrod and Samantha (Dennis) Mahlka; and 7 grandchildren, Mara Harris, Alrena Harris, Riley Tuerff, Brelynn Harris, Warren Anderson, Ricky Penrod, and Emerick Mahlka.  She will be remembered in her grandchildren's hearts as making the best homemade mac and cheese, chicken and dumplings, and cookies and cream milkshakes.  Always a fair and loving Mamaw, our close-knit family will never be the same.

The backbone of the family and perpetual party planner, she's always been so much more than an older sister to her siblings.  She is mourned as a mother to all.  Surviving brothers and sisters are Donald (Sandy) Marcum, Vickie (John) Kupres, Les (Emma) Marcum, and Tommy (Vicki) Johnson.  The loss of  Mona is equally felt by her countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held from 2 - 6 p.m. (CST) on August 29, 2021 at Pine Grove Banquet Hall, 4293 US 35, La Porte, IN 46350.  Family and friends are welcome to attend to celebrate the life of Mona.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Wilbur Gaut, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350 or to the donor's choice.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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4293 U.S. 35
La Porte, IN 46350

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