Food Culinary 09

Marlene Sue (Dryden) Balliett

February 26, 1941 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old




Marlene Sue “Cookie” Balliett, age 81, of Dover, formerly of Dennison, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Country Club Retirement Campus.


Born February 26, 1941, in Dennison, O., Marlene was the daughter of the late Orvil E. and Margaret J. (Bricker) Dryden.


Marlene graduated from Dennison High School.  She was employed at New Dawn Nursing Home in Dover as a cook.  Marlene was a member of the Christian Lighthouse Church in New Philadelphia.  She loved cooking, baking pies, making cakes and decorating them. In her younger years she loved to sew, having made uniforms for cheerleading and flag girls.  Marlene also loved the ocean.  She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She loved being “Grandma Cookie” to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and how she loved the Christian Lighthouse Church and often introduced herself to others as “Grandma Cookie”.


Marlene is survived by her children Karen (Chuck) Drennen of Bolivar and Scott (Tina Roden) Norris of New Philadelphia; brother David Dryden of Uhrichsville; grandchildren Chris (Jen) Grove, Andy (Wendy) Grove, Jack (Rachel) Grove, Alyssa (Eric) Ford and Tyler (Marissa) Norris; great grandchildren Skya (Nick), Jayden, Averi, Isabella, Layla, Landon, Caleb, Owen, Marlee and Connor; great great grandchildren Zoey, Jensen, Bexton and Paxtyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, Marlene is preceded in death by her siblings Valerie Darlene Dryden and Louise Dryden and a nephew Mike Allen Gilmore.


Memorial services for Marlene will be held May 7, 2022 at 2 p.m., at the Christian Lighthouse Church, 260 – 21st Street, New Philadelphia, O., 44663.


Private family graveside will be held.


A very special thank you to Absolute Hospice and Country Club Retirement Campus for the great care.


Memorials may be made to Absolute Hospice Foundation, 7171 Keck Park Circle NW, North Canton, O., 44720.

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Memorial Service
May 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Christian Lighthouse Church
260 - 21st Street
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Private Interment


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