Margaret Esther Tinglum


On the 26th of November 1988 in Longview, Wash., the precious sound of Margie's first breath of life billed the hearts of her parents Hillis and Catherine (Calleja) Tinglum with joy and thanksgiving. Thank you Lord for the 30 years you gave us together.
Margaret was known by many names...Margie, Maggie, Mags, Mudge, Scooterbutt and Picklenose. She was stunningly beautiful inside and out and had a heart without borders for the suffering. Margie loved the Lord and served him by giving her time, resources, hope and smiles to the homeless, the hungry, the abused, the lonely and to those fighting for a life free from addiction. She put the needs of others before her own well-being, always lifting, never judging.
As a child, Margie wanted to be a nurse and help children in Africa; she was a child of God. Her love for Jesus led her on a mission's trip to Juarez, Mexico, to share Jesus with many children and to show his love in action by helping to build a house. She attended Grace Chapel when in Hermitage.
Her years were filled with family outings, 4-H and her blue-ribbon dog Krisjahn, soccer, figure skating, swim team, cross county, softball and math teams, theater, photography, and hot chocolate with candy canes after sledding Mill's Hill with her brother Jahn. She shared her beautiful voice singing duets with her dad in church. Margie was happy to make some memories together with her siblings Jacqueline, John and Nicholas Reilly and grandmother Esther Tinglum in Wisconsin this summer.
She never took for granted the simple quiet things in life, such as the beauty of a rising or setting sun. She would always remark how God is such an artist, take a picture and send it with the caption "wish you were here."
Margie's favorite time of all was when she was snuggling with her children Isabella and Isaac. This was also their favorite time of all. She loved reading with them, long talks and silly stories, doing their hair and cheerleading for them at their activities. Margie was honest with them about her sobriety struggles, and they supported her with homemade pictures, hugs and prayers.
Margie's life and light will forever be cherished by her family that loved her "forever and always, no matter what." She knew how deeply she was loved and chose that motto for her tattoo.
Left to carry Margie's light forward until joining her in Heaven are her children, Isabella and Isaac Delong; parents, Hillis and Catherine Tinglum; siblings, Jahn Tinglum, Jacqueline Reilly, John Reilly and Nicholas Reilly; niece, Nadia Bailey; grandparents, Esther Tinglum and Pedro and Margaret Calleja; aunts and uncles, Lori (Calleja) and Gary Rendick, Gary and Renee Calleja, Penny Tinglum and Jay, Jay Tinglum, Liesel and Tim Reilly; cousins, Ryan and Michael Rendick, Brad and Jarett Calleja, Michelle and Lisa Tinglum, Kristen Reilly, Rebecca (Rob) Gula, Adam (Tanna) Derringer, Bren (Stephanie) Derringer.
Margie was predeceased by her grandfather "Papa" Jahn Tinglum; a nephew, Tyler Tinglum; and an uncle, Raymond Calleja.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to ROAR (Removing Obstacles to Assist Recovery) Center, 912 E. State St., Sharon, PA 16146.

Margaret Esther, 30.
Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Monday (9-9-19) in Grace Chapel Community Church, 4075 Lamor Road, Hermitage, with Rev. Aaron Lego, pastor, officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
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Christina Morris
Sep 10, 2019
I remember every memory I ever had with Margie. She was there for me when others judged me. She never put anyone last, never made fun of anyone, just always accepted everyone and their flaws. Our lives led us in different directions but she was always and will always be my best friend. But she's not gone forever, just for now. We will meet again Margie. We love you and can't wait to see you again. I hope and pray that your family stays strong and knows they will see you again someday. We love you Tinglum family. ❤️
Tracy Hack
Sep 10, 2019
Your daughter’s picture is the face of an angel. Show me many beautiful spirits taken away too early. I am sure you feel blessed to have loved her. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. You will see Maggie in the birds flying, in the butterfly flittering and In the bold red sky with a golden sunset.💔💔❤️
Sep 08, 2019
Maggie was always so kind when she came to Grace Chapel. I always remember being in the Jump Zone and seeing Isabella and Issac’s face light up every time she came to pick them up after service. You could tell that she just loved them so much. Continued prayers to Isabella and Issac, Hillis and Catherine, and the rest of the family.
Blake antonucci
Sep 07, 2019
I’m very to hear this. She was a beautiful and uplifting soul. Your family are in my thoughts
Sep 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Maggie was such a warm hearted person I can’t believe she’s gone. R.I.P 🙏🙏🙏😇😇😇
Leslie D'Amore
Sep 07, 2019
Maggie was full of LOVE. Worked with her briefly but became friends immediately. She said "people are people" she loved all people without judgement.
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Sep 06, 2019
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