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  • Service:  2:00 p.m. Thursday at Greenville Community Church, 6596 Vining Road, Greenville

Marlene Ruth Huey, age 56, of Greenville, passed away early Saturday morning, December 11, 2010 under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The daughter of Angus & Donna (Alick) Huey, she was born on March 26, 1954 in Greenville and began working at the age of 18 at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company until the plant closed in 2006. For 32 years she was a member of UAW Local 137.

A devoted mother to twin daughters, Marlene also enjoyed the outdoors especially camping and taking care of her lawn and yard. Each year she looked forward to celebrating the Christmas Holiday with her family. She found her greatest joys in having coffee every morning with her sister and in spoiling her granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers; her brother, Deber Oakley Huey; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Powers.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Marie & Ronald Dean, and Leslie Ann & Donald Hammond II, all of Greenville; her granddaughters, Ashley Marie Hammond, and Layla Marie Dean; her sister, Alice Powers of Greenville; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert & Jolene Huey of Belding, Paul & Carol Huey of Stanton, and Theresa Huey; and many special nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visitation with the family is from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Greenville Community Church, where memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Joel Heron, will officiate and a luncheon will follow the ceremony. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marlenes online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  The Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Greenville, is serving the family.


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  1. Anonymous on December 11, 2010 at 12:00 am


    12/20/2010 –

    Wendy J. Nyman

    Marlene was a wonderful neighbor for many years.We also worked at the same place. although not near each other.She will be greatly missed.
    Please accept my deepest symparhies.

    12/18/2010 –

    Ruth Williams

    I am so sorry to have read about Marlene’s passing . I send my deapest sympathy for the family you have my prayers. She will be deeply missed,

    12/17/2010 –

    Kathleen Sprik Clark

    Dear Cousins, I am so sorry to hear of Marlene’s death. I wish I had talked to you all at the reunion. Truth is, it has been so long I hardly recognized you. I’ve lived in Kentucky 30 years now and regret having missed seeing you. As I read about Marlene I know what kind of person she was. I wish I knew her better, she sounds like someone I would have loved to know. I can tell she was well loved. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

    12/16/2010 –

    Connie and Greg Wright

    Deepest sympathies for Marlene’s family. We are praying for you.

    12/14/2010 –

    Ron Dean Jr.

    Here’s a poem i wrote for her and the girls Lots of love to everyone and never give up
    I sit back and idly watch you slip away And I start to think of yesterdays The memories we shared The times you cared You looked after me when i was hurt You calmed me when my daughter was born You held my hand when I was worn You taught me how to fight And as I see you fight All I wish for is for you to say goodnight I hold back the tears to be strong I hold back these emotions cause I know the more I hold on the longer you suffer So please remember when I say these words “Peace be with you, Rest you Deserve” I’ll always Love You everywhere I turn

    12/14/2010 –

    Diane Heether

    Iam sorry to have read about Marlenes death. She was a good person. She would get to work early to get the coffee going for her co-workers and get things ready for the day. I have known Marlene for many years and she was a proud mother as well as a grandmother. keep her alive through your memories. once again sorry for your loss

    12/13/2010 –

    Patsy Ladermann

    I worked with Marlene,she was alot of fun and a pleasure to work with.I’m going to miss her. My sympathies goes out to the family.
    Patsy Ladermann

    12/13/2010 –

    Paul & Carol Huey

    12/12/2010 –

    Destry Powers

    As I write I am thinking of Leslie and Lisa.Girls I understand your pain. Embrace the memoreys of your mother. When I think of aunt Marlene I think of a care giver and a giver of life. I also remember the times of as she would put it “bombing through town”, in her red ford car that we called the one and only red bomb of Greenville. I also think of the times of going to the Drive in theater and my brother Terry and I hiding under a blanket in the back seat so they would not charge a price for us. As I said she was a giver of life. She is one of the reasons I am living today. She would come to school and pick me up everyday at lunch and bring me home and suction out my trech so I could breath better. She also was a giver of life when she gave birth to her two twin girls. And finally she gave my Mother a reason to live after my father had past on. The sisters is how they were known. I believer that my Mother is alive today because of my aunt Marlene. I could go on and on with so many memories. Now she will get a chance to live without pain. Tell my father hello for me Aunt Marlene and keep the coffee warm and I will see you on the other side. Love you Destry.

    12/11/2010 –

    Cindy Howe

    I worked with Marlene many years and she scared me at first. The more I got to know her I realized that she was a sweet woman and would do anything she could for anyone. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

    12/11/2010 –

    Barbara McCallister

    It’s with a heavy heart that I am writing this to Marlene’s family. Marlene was a good friend and a very strong woman. I will remember her always with great fondness. Please accept my sympathy and prayers but know you have an angel looking over you and she is in peace. Love to all. Barb

    Leslie Anne Wood

    Marlene was such a warm, caring, compassionate person. Once you saw beneath her gruff, no-nonsense exterior, there was a heart of gold. I know she has suffered for quite awhile and gone through many trials. I am praying for those that are now going through the trial of losing her. Leslie and Lisa, she loved you deeply and spoke of you often. My sympathy goes out to you and your families.

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