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Marlene Kay Oliver died on Sunday November 27, 2022 in Springfield, Ohio. She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on January 28, 1953.

Marlene and her mother moved from Salem, Ohio in 1968 to Lancaster where she graduated from Lancaster High School in 1971. She earned an associate’s degree from Rio Grande College in 1973 and served as a laboratory technician at the Lancaster-Fairfield Hospital for about 15 years. She returned to college to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio University and worked for Blind and Notestone Accounting until ill health forced her into early retirement.

Marlene was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior where she sang in the choir and participated in the knitting group. She volunteered at Fairfield Medical Center. Marlene has kept longhaired dachshunds for about 20 years. She was an avid craftswoman and enjoyed beading, crocheting, painting, sewing and any other crafts she could do by hand. She even shared her knowledge of beadwork by leading a class at the church. She was very interested in genealogy and spent many hours researching the Cusick, Tope and Oliver family trees.

Marlene and her husband, Michael, played dulcimers and whistles, delighting many at churches, festivals and fairs. She and Michael were founding members of the dulcimer club Standing Stone Strings and Things. Marlene loved children and at Christmas she and Micheal would play Mr. and Mrs. Santa for parties and for Christmas pictures with animals at the pet hospital.

Marlene joins those who have been to Heaven, including her husband Michael, mother Mary Cusick, father Lloyd Cusick, sister Edith May Cusick, stepfathers and Jim and Peg Oliver. Marlene is survived by her sister Phyllis Tullis, her brother Doug Cusick, her nieces Nancy and Joy Tullis, her cousins ​​Jana Higgins, JoAnn McLaughlin, the adoptive niece and nephews of the Andres family and special friends and caregivers Judy Root, Diana Gugel, John Curts and Jill Lindsey.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 3 at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1920 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster with the Reverend Diana Gugel officiating. Friends may call Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home 4 to 7 Friday, December 2, 2022. Interment will be in Forest Rose Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Fairfield County Humane Society or the Lutheran Church of Our Savior.


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