Reba G. Dellinger, 93, of Woodstock, passed away on March 17, 2012 at Greenfield Assisted Living in Woodstock, Va.
Reba was born on April 28th, 1918 in Mt. Jackson, Va. Her parents were Charles L. and Ruth G. Hepner. She was married to Warren F. Dellinger for 65 years.
Reba retired in 1979, after working for 10 years with the National Security Agency. In her early years in Washington D.C., she worked for the C& P Telephone Co, where she was a switchboard operator for the white house during W.W.II. She lived in Adelphi, Md. prior to retirement, focusing on the raising of her three children. While living in Woodstock, she volunteered at the Clothes Closet, and assisted the women of the church providing meals for church functions. Since 1980, Reba had been a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Va.
Reba will always be remembered for her spirit of fun, her contagious laugh, her wonderful hugs, her dedication to her husband, her love of feeding everyone who crossed her doorstep, and the immeasurable love she expressed for her family.
Reba is survived by her children, son, Stephen W. Dellinger and wife Barbara A. Dellinger, son, Gary W. Dellinger and wife Dawn M. Dellinger, and daughter, Barbara A. Camp (Dellinger) and husband Robert K. Bailey. She is also survived by brothers, Leonard E. Hepner and William B. Hepner. Reba has six grandchildren, Justin B. Dellinger, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Cody M. Camp, Matthew W, Dellinger, Katie M. Dellinger, and Natasha Dellinger.
The family will receive friends at the Dellinger Funeral Home at 157 North Main Street in Woodstock, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the Emanuel Lutheran Church on 127 East High Street in Woodstock on Thursday, March 22, 2012, 1:00 PM. The Reverend Nathan Robinson will officiate, and internment will follow at Conicville United Church of Christ in Conicville, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Justin Dellinger (grandson), Vaughn Gittin (grandson), Cody Camp (grandson), Matthew Dellinger (grandson), Larry Hepner (nephew), and Michael Hepner (nephew).
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to either Emanuel Lutheran Church at 127 E. High St., Woodstock, Va. 22664 or The Bread of Life Food Pantry, 156 S. Muhlenberg St., Woodstock, Va. 22664.