Ellen R. Dellinger, 90

DEC. 31, 1920-DEC. 12, 2011

December 13, 2011
  • Dellinger

Ellen Rebecca "Becky" (Culler) Dellinger, 90, of Boonsboro, passed peacefully from this life to the next while surrounded by her family on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born on Dec. 31, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Maurice L. and Rosa B. (Palmer) Culler. Her husband, William H. Dellinger Sr., whom she married on Jan. 4, 1941, preceded her in death in 1980.

Becky was a 1938 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was formerly employed as a cafeteria worker with the public schools, retiring in 1995, and she also spent time working as a volunteer at Ravenwood Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Dellinger was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.

Becky was a proud and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed the distinction of being a farmer's wife for nearly 30 years.

She is survived by her two sons, William H. Dellinger II and his wife, Vicky, of Hagerstown, and Robert M. Dellinger and his wife, Brenda, of Boonsboro; two grandchildren, Rebecca C. Chupak and her husband, Derreck, of Hagerstown, and Adam R. Dellinger of Frederick; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler M. and Mikayla P. Chupak of Hagerstown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola B. and Eva V. Culler; and three brothers, Harry G., Paul M., and David E. Culler.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Middletown, Md.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Becky requested that memorial donations be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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