Vida “Marlene” McKee (Nee Howard), Age 87, a 35-year resident of Elk Grove Village, IL formerly of Litchfield, IL, Overland Park and Kansas City, KS peacefully passed away with friends and family by her side. Marlene was the loving sister to the late Arzora “Marguerite” Meschon (Nee Howard) and the late Arthur Anderson Howard Jr.
Cherished Mother of Vicki Jolene McKee and Clifton Wayne McKee (Debi).
Loving Daughter of the late Vida Florinda Howard (Nee Hien) and the late Arthur Anderson Howard of Overland Park and Kansas City, KS.
Devoted Grandmother to Evan Smorovsky, the late Eric Smorovsky, Cayman McKee, Ryan McKee, and Isabelle McKee. Fond Aunt of Sharon “Lee” Bright (Nee Howard) (Robert) , Marchell “Marcy” Nelson, Gregory (Linda) Nelson, Mark (Ruby) Nelson.
Family will receive friends for a Memorial visitation and Memorial service on Saturday, January 11th, from 2PM until Time of Service 4PM. Village Pointe Church, 801 Beisner Road, Elk Grove Village, IL (847) 593-8337. Private Interment at Huntley Cemetery, Huntley IL 60142. If you prefer in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Kenneth Young Foundation Caregiver program or Community Based Substance Abuse Program on behalf of Marlene McKee, 1001 Rohlwing Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (847) 524-8800.
“Marlene was a passionate Western rider and horse trainer winning her many awards in American Saddlebred Horse Association class shows in her youth. She grew up on a farm in Kansas and was always interested in cars and racing. Her 50-year career started with automotive aftermarket sales management and she retired as a international buyer. She was a devoted mother, aunt “surrogate mom” to many, grandmother and friend. She often mentored others in bowling as she enjoyed a lifetime in leagues and tournaments acquiring many accolades and trophies over the years. She was always lending a “non-judgmental” ear with a “feisty” zest for life, a laugh that was contagious and always with a generous heart. We will miss her dearly but will always hold her in our hearts forever.
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