Author Topic: DELLINGER, Esta Lizzie - b. March 3, 1911 - d. January 14, 2003  (Read 783 times)


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Thursday, January 16, 2003
Winfield Daily Courier

Esta Lizzie Dellinger, 91, longtime resident of rural Howard, died Jan. 14, 2003, at Howard Twilight Manor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grace Lawn cemetery, Pastor Robin Haines will officiate.

A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.  Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Dellinger was born March 3, 1911, in Howard, to Esta (Abbott) and William David Kingsley.  At an early age she moved with the family to Grundy Center, Iowa and began attending school.  They later moved to Hutchinson where she graduated from high school.

On April 27, 1930, she married Levi Ray Dellinger in Hutchinson. They made their home in Hutchinson before moving to a farm northeast of Howard in 1941.  A homemaker, Dellinger was also employed by the Kansas Farm Bureau and worked at Howard Twilight Manor for several years.

In 1951 she and her husband began reporting Elk County weather conditions to the United States Weather Service.  They continued until their grandson, Ron Dellinger, accepted the responsibility in 1997.

Dellinger was a member of the Antioch Methodist church northeast of Howard.  The church was later consolidated with the Howard United Methodist church.  She was also a member of United Methodist Women.

Her husband died June 16, 2000.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Dellinger, Haysville, two grandsons and three step-grandchildren.
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