Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Gamble, 66, of Peru, passed away on Sunday January 9, 2022 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. She was born December 3, 1955 in Massena, NY to Ralph E. and Sara L. Aungst.
She married Walter Jarrett in 1978 and was widowed in 1994. She met Larry Gamble Jr. in 2001 and they wed in February 2013.
Liz served in the Navy from 1975 to 1980 where she served as a Nurse. She worked at McDonald’s in Peru from 2002 to 2016 where she was able to retire as the Store Manager.
She attended the Parkview United Methodist Church of Peru and she enjoyed reading, fishing, camping, and playing bingo. She found great joy in watching and supporting her children and grandchildren in everything they did. She could often be seen (and heard) at the ballfields and dance recitals where her grandkids were participating.
She will be forever remembered as having the biggest heart and giving out the best hugs. She loved with all of her heart and if she called you “friend,” she was likely your biggest cheerleader. She was never afraid to be different and always stood up for her beliefs. She always willingly gave to those who were in need.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Gamble Jr. of Peru, her son Greg (Stacey) Jarrett of North Manchester, daughter Renae Jarrett of Peru, son Larry (Brittany) Gamble lll of Peru, and daughter Melissa DeMatteo of Culver. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and her furbabies Pookie and Shadow. She is also survived by her brothers John Aungst of Knoxville, TN, James Aungst of Knoxville, TN, and her sister Sallie (Bill) Martin of Taylorsville, NC, as well as several brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Celebration of life will be held at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The visitation will be from 1:00pm-3:00pm, with the military service, provided by the VFW, beginning at 3:00pm. The memorial service will immediately follow with Pastor Tim Powers officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.