Betty Lee (Larew) Ping, 91, formerly of Lake Cicott and Burnettsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, after a one-week hospital stay for pulmonary fibrosis, exacerbated by a bout with bronchitis, which turned into pneumonia.
Betty was born near Waynetown in a small town called Elmdale on Oct. 18, 1926. Betty enjoyed music and writing poetry throughout her 91 years of life, as well as was a legendary country cook and baker.
On Nov. 17, 1946, she married I. Thomas "Tom" Ping and they had five girls. Throughout their married life, Tom and Betty lived in or near the towns of New Market, Brookston, Monitor, Mulberry, Pine Village, Lake Cicott, Burnettsville, Delphi, and finally Sheridan.
During her life, Betty was employed by the Farm Bureau Coop of Crawfordsville as a bookkeeper, the Associates Investment Co. of Lafayette as head cashier, and later operated her own home cleaning business, while being a mother and homemaker.
In November 1959 she and Tom became members of the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and remained in this faith until both of their deaths.
In addition to five girls, Connie (Tom) Lauritz, Sherry (Wayne) Clendenen, Kathy (Fred) Gregory, Betty Jo (Rick) Moulton and Tomi Adams (Dave Musall), Betty and Tom were blessed with 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.
Her parents, 10 brothers and sisters, husband, one son-in-law, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild preceded her in death.
Betty looked forward to seeing her husband, family, friends and others who remained loyal, again on a paradise earth that Jehovah and Jesus Christ have cleansed of the wicked after Armageddon.
A public Celebration of Life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E 10th St., Sheridan, IN.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. A friends and family dinner will follow the formal service, at the Sheridan Public Library.
Betty's family interred her body at a private family burial at the Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville, on Friday, Jan. 26.
Published on February 2, 2018