Patricia May Ping, age 93, of Cicero, IN passed away September 26, 2020 at Miller's Merry Manor at Tipton, IN.
She was born May 29, 1927 at Indianapolis, IN to James Edward and Helen Frances (Alexander) Gaston. She attended schools at Terre Haute, Indiana and graduated from Wiley High School as the salutatorian with the Class of 1945.
She first was employed as a bookkeeper by the Prudential Insurance Company at offices in Terre Haute and Indianapolis. She then became a co-owner and bookkeeper for the Ping Drapery Company near Cicero, IN. Lastly she was an owner/manager of the White River Campground.
She was a member of Cicero Christian Church and the Blessed Buddies Group at the Church, the WSCS group at 8th Street Christian Church at Indianapolis and the Prudential Women's Group. For 18 years she was a Girl Scout Leader.
She married Vern Allen Ping on February 7, 1948. He preceded her in death October 21, 1986. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter: Mary Shinault, brother: James R. Gaston, sister: Gladys R. Gaston, great-granddaughter: Selah Grace Ping, and granddaughter-in-law: Melisa Shinault.
Surviving her is a son: Thomas A. (Mary Beth) Ping of Cicero, IN, daughters: Rebecca S. Paul of Noblesville, IN, Donna K. McManis of Hamilton, Ohio and Jennifer J. Lamkin of Elwood, IN, eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034, with John Knapp officiating. Burial will follow at Cicero Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to Selah Grace Ministries, 12702 East 256th Street, Cicero, IN 46034. Please wear masks when attending the services. You may send condolences at http://www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
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