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Marlene Staffen-Rendall, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Friday evening, May 16, 2014 at home under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice. The daughter of Charles Melvin & Naomi E. (Brooks) Woten, she was born on August 8, 1933 in Belding.

A devoted wife and mother, Marlene also worked outside of the home, retiring as an accountant from the Baldwin Family Health Center. She enjoyed reading, golfing, and league bowling and attended Living Faith Family Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Lyle Staffen and Richard Rendall; a son, David Staffen; three sisters, Armada Sawdy, Judy Woten, and Charlene Barrett; and a brother, Bud Woten.

Surviving are three sons, Charles & Bonnie Staffen of Greenville; Mitchell Staffen of Branch, and Robert & Tammy Staffen of Jerome, Idaho; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Louis & Phyllis Staffen of Gowen, and Carl Sawdy of South Carolina; and a sister-in-law, Marcia & Jim Sizemore of Carnation, Washington. She was dearly loved my several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family invites relatives and friends to celebrate Marlene’s life at a memorial gathering-luncheon on June 7, 2014 from 12-2 p.m. at Living Faith Family Church, 2543 S. Greenville Road, Greenville (just north of Sidney Road on M-91 before Turk Lake).

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marlene’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on May 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Judy Petersen Reusser

    Bob and family: I was sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Prayers are with your family.



    Marlene Staffen-Randell

    Looking forward to seeing. you again.
    with all my love Donna



    Linda Cartier

    MyAunt Marlene
    Was a very spacial Lady
    I learned so much from her over the years.She loved us all no matter what.That is a very special gift, God
    IS Good. Love You Always Linda



    Robert Staffen

    You are missed mom. I know we will see each other again.



    Ranae Weighous

    Love and prayers to the family. She will be missed.



    Terry & Robin Kelsey

    Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.



    Dave, Jill, & John Powell

    G’ma R you were caring & spunky. We miss you, but know you are dancing up a storm in heaven.

    Love Always,
    Dave, Jill & John



    Pastor Lynda

    What a blessing to be a part of Sis. Marlene life here on this earth. We rejoice she is at home with the Father & my prayers and love is with you all. Pastor Lynda.



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