LaRue Carolyn Gilbert, age 86 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2022. She was born on September 12, 1935 in Chesterton, IN, to Marion and Dorotha (Brown) Stephens, both of whom preceded her in death.
On October 3, 1953, she married the love of her life, William Gilbert, who preceded her in death on July 30, 1988.
She is survived by her loving daughters: Debbie Farrington of Valparaiso, IN, Cindy Gilbert of Chesterton, IN, and Audrey (Bob) Atherton of Chesterton, IN; her grandchildren: Becky (Bill) Dishman, Mike (Stacy) Farrington, Billy (Amanda) Atherton, and Emily (Corey) Atherton; her great-grandchildren: Joey (Amber) Dishman, Josh Dishman, Kaity Farrington, and Lukas Alfredson; her brother, Russell Stephens of Chesterton, IN; and by her many fur babies.
LaRue was a longtime member of the Westville United Methodist Church, where she was a strong supporter of the backpack program. She also volunteered at the Westville resale shop. She was also the past Honor Queen for Job’s Daughters and a member of the Eastern Star. Spending time with her family was her favorite hobby.
No services will be held at this time.
Professional arrangements are entrusted to White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. Please share your wonderful memories with the family at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com.
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