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Marcelina Vargas

April 26, 1945 — February 23, 2024

East Chicago

Marcelina Vargas


Marcelina Vargas passed away surrounded by her family on February 23rd, 2024. She was born

on April 26th, 1945 to her parents, Margarita and Joseph Leon, in East Chicago, IN. She was 1

of 14 siblings.

She is survived by her 2 brothers John and Robert Leon, and 3 sisters, Theresa Mathis, Alice

Jenkins, and Natalie Allen; her children Margarita Vargas (Viviana Vargas), Arturo Vargas

(Elizabeth Leon-Vargas), Juan Vargas, Ramon Vargas, Lorenzo Vargas, and Jesse Vargas. She

is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In her lifetime, she did many wonderful things. 

She not only enjoyed knitting, and baking

Christmas cookies for all her children and grandchildren, but she enjoyed making clothes. As a

matter of fact, she made clothes for Mexican band members at one time, and even owned her

own restaurant called The Rib Crib. 

But her greatest accomplishment was the 6 children she

brought into this world.

Marcelina impacted so many lives around her, that only God truly knows how many it actually

was. From giving counsel to those in need of some wisdom and knowledge, to the laughter she

caused so many, and the shirt she would give you right off of her back whether you cared for her

or not, she will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched.

 She will especially be missed by

her great grandsons Angel, and her other 3 great grandsons, Numbers 1, 2, and 3. If you knew

her, you’d know exactly who they are.

Marcelina began reading the bible, and even sleeping with it next to her, in her final months on

this earth. On February 9th, Marcelina Vargas gave her life to Jesus and accepted him into her

heart. 

The light that shown from her face was evidence that she had encountered the King of

kings and Lord of lords, and she was never the same. Her final days were spent listening to and

tapping her foot and raising her hands to Christian Mariachi songs. 

The smile on her face was

genuine peace and joy. She is safe in His Arms.

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to

prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive

you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”. -John 14:2-3

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Visitation

Sunday, March 3, 2024

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

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Private Cremation

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Acevez Funeral Home Hammond

4404 Cameron Ave, Hammond, IN 46327

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