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Virginia “Ginny” M. Schocke

Virginia “Ginny” M. Schocke, 91, of rural Bluffton, IN, and with family ties to Markle, IN, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Schocke was a 1948 graduate of Lancaster Central High School. She worked in the office at Blue Flame Corp. for 21 years. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton as well as the American Legion Post No. 111 Auxiliary and Red Hat Society.  

She was born on Feb. 3, 1930, in Wells County, to Virgil and Effie Nichelson Clark. She married Bob L. Schocke on April 4, 1948, in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 2000.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce (Karen) Schocke, of Markle, and David (Tery) Schocke, of Bluffton; four daughters, Lynn Schocke, of Anderson, Rae Ann (Charlie) Hayden, of Ossian, Jan (David) Rindler, of Berne, and Bobbi (Dallas) Moser, of Bluffton; a sister, Anna Louise Smith, of Bluffton; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Calling will take place today, Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel, in Bluffton.  Services will take place on Friday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Gary McFarren will officiate.

Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.

Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse, Berne.