Ping nee Ramey, Betty Lou Huff

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturay, April 19, 2014

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO


Betty Lou Huff Ping of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on Monday, April 14, 2014, having reached the age of eighty-two years, one month and twenty-three days. Betty was born in St. Louis, MO on February 22, 1932, daughter of Clyde Raymond Ramey and Freda Marie Ramey nee King. On July 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to Eugene Harry Huff, known to all as Sandy, and was blessed to have two children. On February 26, 2000, she was united in marriage to Marshall “Ray” Ping.

Betty is survived by her son, Mark Huff, of Lake Ozark, MO; by her daughter, Melinda Huff, of St. Clair, MO; by her grandchildren, Timothy Arnette II of St. Louis, MO, Matthew Huff and wife, Kari, of New Haven, MO, Julie Rae Huff of Gerald, MO, Andrew Jackson II and wife, Sarah, of St. Clair, Neil Huff and wife, Kristy, of Camdenton, MO and Navy E2 Isaiah Huff and wife, Kaitlin, of Lake Ozark, MO; by one brother, Gary Ramey and wife, Pat, of Freeport, IL; by her dear friend, Jim Shankle of St. Clair; by eight great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Freda Ramey; by her husbands, Sandy Huff and Ray Ping; by one brother, Hubert Ramey; and by three sisters, Helen Smith, Zelma Keenright and Mary Emmons.

Betty was a devoted Christian and current member of First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. In past years, she had attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church as well as Lighthouse Baptist Church, both in St. Clair, MO. During her working years, Betty served as the office manager and secretary at the St. Clair Dairy that she and Sandy owned. In later years, the company was known as Sealtest Dairy and lastly as the Pevely Dairy. Betty enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life, but especially liked playing cards with her friends. Doing crochet was one of her hobbies and many of her handmade items will now be treasured family keepsakes. Spending time in her yard and mowing her grass gave her great pleasure. Nothing made her happier than the time spent with her grandchildren.

A kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Joe Murray and the Rev. Cliff Day officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO.