Clara Bernadine "Bernie" Ping, age 86 of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care & Rehab in Mt. Carmel, Ill.
She was born on Dec. 21, 1926 in LeRoy, Ill., the daughter of the late Joseph Carson and Clara Mae Webb Beasley. Mrs. Ping was a homemaker. She loved to bake and make her famous chocolate fudge! Mrs. Ping was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dedicated her life to God and her family. She was a member of Eden Baptist Church in Somerset, Ky. Mrs. Ping was very active in God's work.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ray Ping, whom she married on April 15, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo.; three daughters, Wanda Lane of Mt. Caramel, Ill., Margie Ping of Oak Creek, Wis., and Janice Ping of Pewaukee, Wis.; two sons, Larry (and Adrienne) Ping of Cherry, Ill. and Roger (and Jennifer) Ping of Loveland, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Richard (and Julie) Lane, Ron (and Shelly) Lane, Mandy (and Doug) Zborowski, Sarah (and Chad) Baxley, Kristi Quiles, Andre Quiles and Kristina Ott; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 from 5- p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, Ky.
Her funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Eden Baptist Church, Ky. 39, Somerset, Ky. with Brother Jack Stallsworth officiating.
Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery.
The family request expressions of sympathy be made to Eden Baptist Church, Ky. 39, Somerset, Ky., 42503.
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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Clara Bernadine "Bernie" Ping.