CHERRYVILLE - Coneta Beam Dellinger , 93, of Pine Avenue, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice House.
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Mrs. Dellinger was born March 16, 1919, in Gaston County, a daughter of the late Grover B. and Gartha Wise Beam.
She was employed by Fairfield Textiles as an inspector and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, former Sunday school teacher and served her church in various and numerous capacities.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Webb, Wanda Nifong and Geraldine Manous.
Survivors include her husband of 70 proud years, John Bennett Dellinger Jr.; children, Anita Millwood and husband, Don, of Cherryville, and J. Bennett Dellinger III and wife, Caroline, of Charlotte; three grandchildren, Marie M. Mackie and husband, Brian, of Hickory, Sarah M. Neill and husband, Bryan, of Cherryville, and Cheslie M. Carter and husband, Andrew, of Mooresville; six great-grandchildren, Greyson, Brayden, Sawyer, Kaylin, Luke and Austin; and brother, G.B. Beam, of Cherryville.
Burial will be Monday at 3 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at St. John's Lutheran at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Eric Childers officiating. The family will receive friends Monday after the services in the Vida Dellinger Parlor of the church and at other times at the home of Anita and Don Millwood, Elm Street, Cherryville.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 100, Cherryville, NC 28021 or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2013