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Marie "Mary" Louise Ping

November 6, 1924 ~ December 17, 2018 (age 94)
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Marie “Mary” Louise Ping, 94, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, led by Chris Jensen. Burial will follow in the Onawa Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 21, 2018, at the chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Marie “Mary” Louise was born on November 6, 1924, in Turin, Iowa, to Harry and Ellen (Johannsen) Collett. She graduated from Onawa High School in 1943.

Mary and Charles “Chuck” Ping were united in marriage on February 26, 1945. Two children were born to this union.

She worked at Moon’s Store and Stangel Pharmacy in Onawa until she retired at the age of 81.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Christy and Larry Anderson of Onawa, IA; a son and his wife, Randy and Valerie Ping of Onawa, IA; four grandchildren, Kevin Anderson and Karen Anderson, both of Omaha, NE, David Murray of Jefferson, SD, and Emily Hall and her husband Tyler of Logan, IA; five great-grandchildren, Keagan, Haedyn, Logan, Corbin, and Piper; and three sisters, Betty Harms of Onawa, IA, Joanne Brenden of Whiting, IA, and Dorothy Bearce of Whiting, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles “Chuck” Ping; her parents, Harry and Ellen Collett; and her brother, Donald Collett.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com

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