Katherine Lamping

July 17, 1934January 25, 2021

Katherine Josephine Lamping

Beech Grove - Katherine Josephine Lamping, 86, peacefully passed away on Monday January 25, 2021. She was born on July 17, 1934 to the late George and Rosemary (Hornberger) Speth. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School (class of 1952). Katie married the love of her life, James Albert Lamping, Sr. on April 16, 1955. Jim and Katie were lifelong Southsiders and faithful members of Holy Name of Catholic Church. The endless hours they spent together as proprietors of Ray Bros Cleaners earned them many longtime friends and love from the community. Katie’s entrepreneur spirit was instilled in her from an early age while working with her mom and dad at Speth’s Bakery. She always saw the good in every situation and everyone. Katie loved all things involving family. Whether she was baking chocolate chip cookies or cooking Sunday fried chicken dinner, she enjoyed and embraced every moment. She was a devoted wife, and a loving mother of 6 children, 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandkids. Survivors include Barbara Bruce (John), Mary Kay Johnson (Bart), Diane Gritt (Jack), Jim Lamping (Julie) and Mike Lamping (Marla). She was preceded in death by her husband James Lamping, her daughter Peggy Lamping and siblings George Speth and Theresa Cain. Family and friends will gather on Saturday January 30th from 12:30 to 2:00 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 87 N. 17th St, Beech Grove. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00. A Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution has been suggested to Holy Name Catholic Church.


  • David Gerber
  • Kyle Gritt
  • Jason Lamping
  • Matt Lamping
  • Nathan O'Brian
  • John Bruce
  • Mason Lamping
  • Zach Lamping

  • Holy Name Catholic Church


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 30, 2021


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Ann Tierney

February 6, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Katie’s passing. Katie was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed hearing all of her stories of when she grew up and stories of her own family. She loved her her family very much. What a wonderful lady. ❤️May she Rest In Peace.

Janice (Dietz)Self

January 31, 2021

So sorry to hear about Katie’s passing. My family (the Dietz’s) lived next door for many years on Main St in Beech Grove. I was friends with Diane & Jack in school. I just happened to see Katie’s obituary when my sister Kathy & I were at Little & Sons making arrangements for our Dad’s funeral. Our condolences to all the Lampings.

scott crossen

January 30, 2021

She was always smiling and very comforting. She and her Husband Jim made a great couple. I am glad that i knew them both.

Bonnie Schott

January 28, 2021

Many thanks, Jim and Katie, for your selfless service to all our Southside community through Ray Bros. Cleaners! I can remember you both so well.... such kind, Christian people.....gentle hearts and gentle souls. You never charged any of us enough for your services. May your reward be great in heaven!

Bonnie (Burns) Schott

Michael Gerber

January 27, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Katie was a fine lady, great mother and grandmother and great grandmother. My thoughts and prayers to the Lamping family.