Lynda Lu Ping

June 3, 1947April 15, 2021

Lynda Lu Ping, 73, of Perrysville, Indiana, US, died Thursday, April 15, 2021 in IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born June 3, 1947 in Gary, IN to the late James W. and Gladys M. (Vandercar) West. She was a retired registered nurse with a career spanning over 50 years and spent many years supporting the family business, Ping’s General Store.

Lynn was incredibly involved in her community and in her kid’s activities. She spent hours sitting in the stands at games, meets, and races or in auditoriums at plays, concerts, and award ceremonies supporting her children and Bryson. She was a volunteer nurse for the American Red Cross, and a member of the Perrysville Elementary PTO, American Legion Post 350 Auxiliary, Civil Defense Auxiliary, Lions Club Auxiliary, United Methodist Church, and a founding member of the PPP (she adored all those ladies!). She was an avid reader who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, feeding and watching the birds, watching pro sports, camping/hiking, listening to music, dancing, and shopping on QVC. She graduated from Momence High School in 1965 and graduated from Lakeview Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. Her nursing career included hospital nursing in the ICU and as a charge nurse for med-surg, a traveling nurse for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, and over 20 years at the Cayuga Community Health Center for Dr. John Franklin Swaim.

She is survived by three children and their partners who she doted on and adored, Robert (Tom) Ping-Slater of Bloomington, IN, Michael (Bradley Winnie) Ping of Hollywood, FL, and Dina (Kendall) Sams of Perrysville, IN; two grandchildren, the apple of her eye, Bryson L. Sams, and Ronnie D.M. Ping-Slater West; two loving sisters, Pam Lefeave, and Betty (Jeff) McIntosh; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Glover; three very special friends, Maureen Socha, Patty Nash, and Jeanne Colter; nephews, Jeff (Rita) Ping, Tony (Cathy) Ping, Doug Glover, Michael (Erica) Lefeave, Jimmy (Brandi) Knowles, Mark (Ashton) Lefeave, and Josh Snapp; nieces, Tracie Lefeave (Tim) Yoder, Wendi Lefeave (Chad) Hall, Amy (Dave Lowe) Knowles, and Christina Snapp (Jeremy) Wiora; and many great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Gladys West; her grandparents; a sister, Barbara; three brothers-in-law, Gordon (Pam) Lefeave, and Richard and Junior Ping; and a sister-in-law, Sis Ping (Lloyd) Glover.

There will be a Celebration of Life lunch and Memorial bench installation / tree planting on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in the Perrysville Park (across from 11142 N 200 E, Perrysville, IN) 11am-3pm and she will be laid to rest in Orchard Grove Cemetery, 18150 Harrison St, Lowell, Indiana, USA at 5:30pm on the same day. Friends and family are welcome to congregate at Range Line Presbyterian Church, 18095 Clay St, Hebron, Indiana for dinner afterward. All times are Eastern Time Zone or New York time. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association (, American Cancer Society (, or American Diabetes Association (

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5 June

Celebration of Life Lunch and Memorial Bench Installation / Tree Planting

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Perrysville Park

(across from) 11142 N 200 E
Perrysville, IN

5 June

Laid to Rest

5:30 pm

Orchard Grove Cemetery

18150 Harrison St
Lowell, IN


Lynda Lu Ping

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Jean Skelly

April 21, 2021

Pam and family -
Want to express our condolences on the passing of your sister, Linda. I remember her visiting our campout and telling some pretty funny stories. She was a very happy, fun person and I am sure she will be missed greatly by her family. Treasure the memories you have of your time with her.

Robert Ping-Slater

April 21, 2021

Thanks to Michael’s company, Surf Style, in Florida for sending these beautiful flowers. Mom would have loved them! And to his assistant for sending the lovely basket.

Robert Ping-Slater

April 20, 2021

Thank you to Perrysville United Methodist Church for opening their doors to anyone who would like a quiet place to pray or meditate. They will be ringing the church bells at Noon in her honor, too.

Robert Ping-Slater

April 20, 2021

Her calling, her vocation, her career. She took care of everyone!

Ami & Michael Siefert

April 19, 2021

Lynda was a great neighbor and friend from the moment we met. We will truly miss her sweet smile. Sending love and hugs.
The Siefert’s

Patty (McNulty) Zokal

April 18, 2021

Lynda was my childhood neighbor, living directly across the street from my family. She was 9 years older than me, but I played with her younger sister Pam and our mothers visited with each other all the time. I want to pass on my condolences to Lynda's children, to her sisters Pam & Betty and to all family members who were fortunate to know Lynda throughout her adult life. Love to you all.