Marlene Ann Drennen, 68, of Dittmer died Aug. 8, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Drennen was a registered nurse who enjoyed caring for her animals. Born July 26, 1951, in De Soto, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Mae (Livengood) Brown Leas and Clarence Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband: Jack Ford.
She is survived by five children: Marla (Mike) Ford-Hollock of Florissant, Jackie Ford of Columbia, Jack Ford of De Soto, Joshua Drennen of De Soto and Megan Drennen of De Soto; two sisters: Diana (John Jr.) Marciano of Morse Mill and Janet Hayes of Festus; and 11 grandchildren: Damien Ford, Ethan Ford, Jessica Ford, Eli Ford, Brandi Hollock, Maddie Ford, Aaron Seidl, Dominic Orlando, Bonnie Orlando, Isabella Drennen and Solomon Ford.
Funeral services and burial were private. Arrangements were under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto.