Betty was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Nappanee to Harold and Helen (Grant) Bartman. She was a graduate of Nappanee High School. On Nov. 6, 1948, she married LeRoy Chokey in Syracuse, Ind.
Betty grew up in Nappanee, from 1947 to 1980 she lived in Goshen. They had also lived on Saw Mill Lake, near Leesburg. Before returning to Nappanee, Mr. and Mrs. Chokey had lived in Elpaso, Texas, moving there with Johnson Controls. Betty was a homemaker and had worked at Johnson Controls for 44 years.She was a member of the First Brethren Church and the Optimist Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Johnson Service Retirement Club. Betty enjoyed bowling , fishing and golf. She had the satisfaction of scoring a hole in one in golf. Betty also enjoyed crocheting and listening to old music.
Betty is survived by her husband; daughters: Pamela Reed, Syracuse; Patty Fortier, Nappanee; Penny Cripe, North Webster, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Carmen Bickham, Rochester, Ind.
She was preceded in death by a great-great-granddaughter; brothers: Donald, James and Harold Bartman; and sisters: Colleen Herrick, Shirley Ellis and Ruth Filley.
Visitation will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the First Brethren Church. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the church with Reverend Tom Shiefer and Reverend Bart Shaw officiating. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery. ‘
Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Brethren Church.