Verle ChockleyVerle Chockley

Verle G. Chockley, 93, of Beech Grove, Ind., formerly of Astoria, died at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 4, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

He was born May 16, 1919, in Astoria, a son of Orley S. and Ida Mae Wickert Chockley. He married Norma Stambaugh in Browning. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Richard Chockley of Astoria; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Chockley; one grandson, Chris Chockley; one brother, Dean Chockley; and one sister, Mildred Miller.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He was a lifelong farmer and also served as Browning Township Road Commissioner for over 20 years.

He was a member of Astoria Church of the Brethren, where he served as Trustee, Schuyler County Farm Bureau and Astoria American Legion Post #25.

Services were held Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Burial was in Browning Cemetery with military rites conducted by Astoria American Legion Post #25.

Memorials may be made to Astoria American Legion Post #25.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2012

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