Born July 15, 1936, in Holt, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on December 12, 1936, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Marlene loved her church family and over the years has directed choirs. Marlene loved music and teaching guitar to her students at Norman English Studios. She retired from the State of Michigan in 1997.
Marlene leaves behind Robert L. Miller, daughter Sheryl L. Miller, sisters Doris Roose (Harold) and Carron Maunus, brother-in-law Bobby Fisher, 3 generations of nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat, Maggie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Bowman and Marjorie Wortman, stepfather Leonard Wortman, sister Roberta Fisher and brother Roger Wortman.
The family would like to give special thanks to all of the staff at New Life Assisted Living Center and Heart to Heart Hospice for their love and wonderful care.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Pennway Church of God, 1101 E. Cavanaugh, Lansing. Her family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennway Church of God or the Alzheimer’s Association.