Marjorie M. Dilling, 80, North Manchester, IN died at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN. She was born September 27, 1930 in Kosciusko County, IN to Lee R. & Jennie C. (Royer) Smith. On May 27, 1952 she married Kenneth Dilling. Marjorie graduated from Chester Township High School in 1948 and Manchester College in 1952 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. While at Manchester College she met and married Kenneth Dilling. She and Ken lived in Ft. Wayne, where she nurtured four children, completed her Master’s Degree in Education, and taught in the public schools. In 1986 she and Ken relocated to Carmel IN. Marjorie and Ken were active members of the Church of the Brethren, first in Ft. Wayne for 30 years, then in Indianapolis for 20 years. After moving to the Indianapolis area, Marjorie became active in Church Women United, culminating with being elected statewide president. She was Docent at Indianapolis Children’s Museum for 10 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. In retirement, she and Ken enjoyed spending time at their home on Chapman Lake, sharing it with family and friends. Her husband passed away in 2005 and Marjorie moved to Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, where she found new ministries. She is survived by one son, Michael G. (Ruth) Dilling, Warsaw, IN; three daughters, Yvonne K. Dilling, Warsaw, IN, Marti J. (Randall) Roberts, Greenwood, IN and LaRita K. Dilling, Fort Wayne, IN; one brother, Dr. Lee Smith Jr., North Manchester, IN; three sisters, her twin sister, Martha Colace, North Manchester, IN, Ruth N. Kurtz, North Manchester, IN and Frances L. Anderson, Elkhart, IN; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased. Friends and family may call Friday, April 29, 2011 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN. Memorial service Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN. Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate. Burial will be in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN at a later date. For those who wish to honor the memory of Marjorie M. Dilling, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Kenneth & Marjorie Dilling to Indiana 4-H Foundation, Ag Administration Building 4H Room 101, 615 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Donor's Choice. To send a private condolence to the Dilling family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.