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James R Ping

James R Ping, a MedCure Whole Body Donor

James R Ping, a MedCure Whole Body Donor

James (Jim) Ping, 72, of Lebanon, IN passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family. James was born on July 15, 1948, to the late William Fred & Mary Alice (Brattain) Ping. Jim married (Joanell) Joni (Meenach) Ping August 19, 1983. She survives.

Jim graduated from Lebanon High School in 1967 and then attended Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN. He was employed by EZ Rake for 22 years as a purchasing agent, then moved on to Williamson Polishing & Plating Co as a sales manager, retiring in 2008. Jim was a very family-oriented man, enjoying time spent with his wife, mother-in-law, two daughters and six grandchildren. Jim was a member of the Lebanon Eagles 2062, American Legion, and Lebanon Elks Club. He was an avid IU fan and a lover of all sports. He enjoyed following the grandchildren as they pursued their sport of choice, maybe even giving a pointer or two along the way. In his spare time, you may have found him at the casino with his wife, mother-in-law, and daughter.

Survivors include his loving wife – Joni, of 38 years, mother-in-law – Jeanie Meenach, daughters – Amy (Ping) Burke (Jerry) and Amanda (Ping) Trimble, grandchildren – Madeline (Maddie) (Burke) Schumacher (Brandon), Marley Burke and friend Cory Cronin, Elinor (Ella) Burke, James Burke, Lauren Trimble and Henry (Hank) Trimble, brother – William Fred Ping, along with numerous nieces & nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents – William Fred & Mary Alice (Brattain) Ping, siblings – Jean, Jane, and twin sisters June and Joan, niece – Tori Warmouth, and father-in-law – Wendell Meenach.

A generous man right to the end, as he donated his body to science. While he will be sorely missed, we are beyond proud to know that his legacy includes this gift to scientific research for the benefit and betterment of other lives.

We Love him and Miss him dearly.

Until we meet again,

– Joni, Amy & Amanda, and the entire family