Wilma Faye (Warden) Gaut passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 after a long illness with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Copan United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kansas under the direction of Potts Chapel. Visitation will be held at Potts Chapel in Caney, Kansas on Wednesday, March 3rd. The family will greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Mask will be required.
When Wilma was born, she was doubly special, as she came out as a twin to Francis Virgil and Bertha Elizabeth Sumner Warden on October 11, 1936. Wilma and her five other siblings all made their home on a small country farm which was located just north of Wann. She graduated high school from Copan High School in 1954.
She married Darrel Gaut on June 4, 1955, and they were blessed enough to celebrate 65 wonderful years together before he passed in July of 2020. She was the mother of four children, Karen Gaut, Eddie Gaut, Catherine Gaut and Vance Gaut.
Wilma was a hard-working woman from the time she was young. From working on the family farm as a youngster, to putting up Darrel when he was in the service fro 1956 to 1958. When they moved back in 1958, they made their home in Copan where the lived for over 60 years. Wilma took a job as a switch board operator and was there for two years. In 1960 she took a job with the Post Office until retiring in 1990. She was the clerk everyone loved to say hello too. Once she retired she spent her time taking care of Catherine and Vance Gaut.
Wilma was greeted in heaven by her beloved husband of 65 years, Darrel Gaut, her parents, Francis and Bertha Warden, her in-laws, Anderson and Mildred Gaut, daughter Karen Gaut, two brothers, Arnold and Bob Warden, two sisters, Ylita Thomason and Wilda Featherston. She is also preceded in death by Anderson Gaut, Wayne Gaut, Leo Thomason, Bill Featherston and one sister in-law Vi Warden. To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit www.pottsfuneralhome.com.
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