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Marlene W. Mee

March 28, 1932 — February 12, 2022

Marlene W. Mee

Marlene Joyce (Wiens) Mee passed away in her sleep Saturday morning, February 12th, 2022 at 89 years young. Marlene was born to Hannah (Rusch) and Henry E. "Hank" Wiens on March 28th, 1932 in Enid, Oklahoma. Marlene grew up in Drummond, Oklahoma, attended OSU, and resided in Enid before moving to the Oklahoma City area.Marlene married John E. "Jack" James III on February 6th, 1953. They had two children, a son John E. IV "Jackie," and a daughter Jana. Marlene and Jack owned bowling centers in the Oklahoma City area, and were married for nineteen years. In 1979 Marlene married Herb Mee and their love affair lasted for 37 years until Herb's death in 2016. They traveled the world together, shared a passion for their four-legged kids, OKC Thunder Basketball and OU football (although Marlene always maintained her support for OSU football while surrounded by OU fans). Marlene and Herb were longtime members of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. They were active in the Republican party, hosting receptions in their home for Ronald Reagan and later Maureen Reagan during Reagan's presidential campaigns. Marlene loved to cook, entertain, and socialize with friends and family. She was also passionate about instructing others on fashion and etiquette. Marlene studied interior design and channeled her love of remodeling and decorating into a small business of flipping homes in the Nichols Hills Area. Marlene was involved in numerous activities through the years, her favorites being Mother-to-Mother, and the Oklahoma Inventors Congress (she held several patents). Marlene also owned and operated Sunny Lanes Bowling Center in Del City, Oklahoma for approximately twenty five years.Marlene was preceded in death by her parents Hannah and Henry Wiens, her brother Lanny Wiens, her loving husband, Herb Mee, Jr. and their furry kids Mandy and Mittee Mee.Marlene is survived by her son John E. James IV and his wife Loretta, of Houston; daughter Jana and her husband Scott Brown, of Oklahoma City; stepsons Michael Mee of Dallas and Christopher Mee of Colorado Springs, brother Joel Wiens and Elena of Cheyenne, WY; sister-in-law Anne Wiens of Norman; and brother Terry Wiens and sister-in-law Jo of Edmond. She is also survived by six grandchildren, one great grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service to celebrate Marlene's life is scheduled for Monday, March 28th at 2:00pm in the Chapel at Crossings Community Church, where she was a longtime member. In lieu of flowers those who wish to remember Marlene may make a gift in her memory to the Oklahoma Humane Society.
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Monday, March 28, 2022

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