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Marlene Joy Ridenour

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Nov 22, 1934 – Mar 18, 2020 (Age 85)


November 22, 1934
March 18, 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan


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Janowiak Funeral Home Inc. - Ypsilanti Obituary

Marlene Ridenour passed away at home March 18, 2020. She was born 11/22/34 to Arthur and Myrtle Dicks who have preceded her in death. Marlene is survived by her loving and supportive husband of 66 years, William (Bill) Ridenour. Together they have five children. Laurie, Tony (Liz), Randy, Chris, and Sharon Mathe. She also had an “adopted” daughter Carol Boice. She had 5 grandchildren (Ryan and Christina Mathe, Alexis Smith, Jessica Hamlin and Eric Smith),which she adored. She is survived by her siblings Phyllis Mulholland and Art (Janet) Dicks. Her siblings Barry Dicks and Bonnie Woodruff have preceded her in death.  She had numerous nieces and nephews. Marlene loved Camping, Bingo, Poker and Jeopardy! Per her request there will be no service or visitation. In lieu of flowers please send kleenex and toilet paper.

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To All the Family Im so sorry to hear about this wonderful, beautiful, special Lady thats your Mother and a great Wife, Grandmother and so many other titles that she represent! Thoughts and Prayers are with you all sent with Love to you all! Love Pam Priess Morrison

Bill, your sense of humor survives you! My sincere condolences old friend.

I have very fond memories of Marlene (mom) during my childhood growing up in Ypsilanti. I Spent lots of time at the Ridenours house with my best friend Laurie. I remember how much she loved bingo. My prayers and condolences for the family. Beth (Kellogg) Schott

My condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.

I remember her dolls and rocking crib. She was always nice to me.

I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Marlene was a second mother to me. From my early childhood days playing in the front yard or basketball in the driveway, the school lunches, to the game nights where we played skit scat; euchre, monopoly and Yahtzee. To the times Chris and I got yelled at for not being where we were supposed to be or the days we practiced our music instruments and sounded horrible :) She will forever have a special place in my heart.