Margaret Dellinger

Margaret Dellinger

AGE: 89 • Indianapolis, IN

Margaret Dellinger, 89, of Indianapolis died Monday, March 17, 2014. Her son, Ted Dellinger, lives in Oakhurst. Her granddaughter, Dallas Dellinger Hlatky and her great-granddaughter, Pippa Hlatky live in Matawan. A memorial service will be held in Indianapolis April 12.

Margaret grew up in Mays, Indiana, where she graduated from high school in 1942, a year ahead of her class. She attended business school in Indianapolis. There she met and, in 1946, married Hartley Dellinger, who died in 2006. Margaret was an avid reader and kept a record since childhood of every book she read—a number totaling more than 5,650. She was a skilled bridge player, a lover of puzzles, and an avid fan of Indiana University basketball. For many years, Margaret served as treasurer of the Indianapolis Church Women United, who honored her with its "Valiant Women" award.

Those who would like to honor Margaret's memory can contribute to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, PO Box 6134, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6134 or online at The library will place bookplates honoring her memory in books Margaret would have loved to have added to her list.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 25, 2014