Marlene Kay Warta (Schroeder) age 78 passed away on August 7, 2022 in her home beside her loving husband Sam. Marlene was born May 15, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas to parents Theodore Schroeder and Alfa Ilene Porter (Chamness). The oldest of eight siblings Marlene was the leader of the pack, the party reunion organizer and everybody's solid rock. Marlene, and her siblings Susie, Nita, Terry, Mike, Donna, Barbara and Jeff all grew up in the Hutchison, Kansas area.
As a teenager Marlene moved to Castle Rock, Colorado and lived with her grandparents RB and Lura May Porter. She graduated from Douglas County High School in 1962. She came back to Kansas to attend JUCO college in Hutchinson and found a job at the Hutchinson Public Library and later went to work as a long-distance telephone operator all while living in Arlington, Kansas with her great grandmother Lillie Elizabeth Tipton Fowler.
In the small town of Arlington, Kansas is where she met her husband Sam. Sam and Marlene were married in Hutchison, Kansas on June 4, 1965. Soon the family grew by two children Kelly Ray and Sammy Alan.
She supported her husband Sam in school and his first jobs as a stay at home mother. Finally settling in Mesquite, Texas in 1975. She was a Room Mother, PTA President, Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout Helper, Soccer Team Mom and Community Organizer, Our Chief party and family reunion planner and most of all and an excellent cook, baker and candy maker.
Later Marlene went to work for JCPenney Business Services as one of the first of five employees in this new division. Being such a good planner she was in charge of the internal workings of the entire building. Through rapid growth and name changes the company became Alliance Data Systems. Marlene was promoted to be in charge of all the facilities, in multiple cities, with over 17,000 employees and personnel staff in each building. Marlene received many Awards, Accolades and High Achievements while working for the company for over 30years officially retiring in 2012. Marlene was an excellent organizer, she had a plan of how to execute almost any task at work or at home.
Through her life and in her retirement her main goal was to spoil all of her grandchildren to her upmost ability. They all know they were spoiled and believe me they have stories to tell!
Marlene is survived by her husband Sam of Sunnyvale, Texas, Two children Daughter Kelly Stewart of Sunnyvale, Texas, Son (Sammy)Alan Warta and wife Billie of Forney Texas, Six Grandchildren; Iris Warta, Cameron Warta, Erin Warta & Briana Warta of Forney, Texas, Zachary and wife Hollie of Forney, Texas. Lindsey Stewart and fiancé Chris Uzzle of Mesquite, Texas. Five Great-grandchildren; Daxton, Riley, Venus, Samantha and Skyler of Forney, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marlene was proceeded in death by her parents, brother Mike, and grandson Joseph Alan Warta.
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