Marvene Worley

February 27, 1942 - April 4, 2018
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Marvene Kathleen Worley was born February 27, 1942, in Pocahontas Arkansas, and passed away April 4, 2018 in Marana Arizona.  Marvene is survived by loving husband of 48 years,  Charles Kemble Worley, two sons Christopher Kyle Worley and Eric Shane Worley and one special granddaughter Sydney Worley.

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Born: February 27, 1942
January 31, 1970
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Died: April 4, 2018

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Darrel & Mary Ann Keller posted on 5/1/18

We were so saddened to learn of Marvene's passing. Marvene was my first cousin: Her dad , Marvin, and my dad, Oras, were brothers. We lived in Kansas and every August our family would go to Arkansas to visit our grandparents and family. We would always go to Pocahontas to visit Uncle Marvin's family. Marvene was a lot of fun as was here sisters Mary Agnes and Alice Jean and brother, Billy Joe. Marvene was a kind and fun loving girl. I always looked forward to the visit. I had not seen Marvene for several years and about three years ago she attended the 90th birthday party for our Aunt Juanita. She brought her artistic granddaughter,Sidney, with her. Sidney spent time sketching people at the party. We had a great day talking about our "Memories" and they were many. A couple of years ago Marvene and Alice Jean attended the funeral of our Aunt Mablene. We once again had an opportunity to visit and talk about "Memories. Marvene remained a kind fun and loving lady. Marvene is in God's hand May he hold her in the palm of His hands??


Mary Ann Lewis Keller posted on 4/30/18

I am so saddened to learn of Marvene's passing. Marvene was my first cousin: My dad, Oras and Marvene's dad, Marvin were brothers. We lived in Kansas and went on vacation to Cave City to visit our grandparents every August. While there we always went to Pocahontas' to visit. Marvene was such a happy and generous girl. We had so many good times with Marvene, Mary Agnes, Billy Joe and Alice Jean. What great "Memories" I did get to see Marvene about three years ago and met Sydney at our Aunt Juanita's 90th birthday. It was so very good to get to visit with her. She was so proud of her granddaughter and her artistic talent: Sydney was sketching family members enjoying a wonderful time. " Memories " I also got to see her at My uncle Pete's funeral. Several cousins were there to honor our Uncle and remember many "good times" Marvene is now in God's hands may he bless you and keep you in the palm of His hands??


Jim Portwood, John Paul and Mark Sherman posted on 4/28/18

I remember Marvene as being a very kind lady who put others before herself. She had a lively sense of humor and would always welcome Dion and me into her home. I think of both Marvene and Kem often.


Ron ward posted on 4/27/18

Sad to hear about Marvene’s passing. Enjoyed visiting her in Hot Springs Village and going to estate sales. Had several holiday meals at my house and she was fun to be around. She will be missed


Donna Crenshaw posted on 4/26/18

Kem, I am so glad I got to meet and enjoy Marvene and Your friendship. I know how She will be missed, Thinking of Sydney too.


Alice Lancaster posted on 4/25/18

My sister Marvene was a rare jewel. She had an infectious personality with an intelligence of brilliance. She was a very devoted mother adopting and raising her two sons Kyle and Shane, as well as raising Shane's daughter Syndey from the age of three to her adulthood. She passed along her great morals and knowledge as well as her quit wit and uncanny sense of humor. She has one older sister, Mary, and was preceded in death by our brother Bill three years ago. She has many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends who all loved her and enjoyed her. She graduated from Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, attended St. Paul's Catholic School and Church where she lived her childhood years in Pocahontas, Arkansas where she had strong family roots. From 2009 until her recent return to Arizona earlier this year, she lived near me in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas with her granddaughter Sydney where we had many great adventures. She later moved to Joplin, Missouri after I moved to Missouri where she lived close to me and my son Ty for the past several years before returning to Arizona. She struggled with her serious ill health for many years but never gave up trying to make her life better. She never complained. She was devoted to her family, and her many friends. She never knew a stranger, made new friends easily and would always lovingly help anyone in need. She was generous and kind, considerate and caring. We had wonderful parents, Marvin and Elizabeth (Baltz) Lewis to whom she was very devoted. Marvene loved to cook and was often asked for her recipes and to cook for others. She had a gift of creating great delicious food. She loved to read and would read just about anything broadening her knowledge and her thirst for new information. She loved to travel and always wanted to travel even more. She once told me that when she dies she wanted to have her ashes strewn into the ocean so that she may be spread across the waters so she could travel to all the places she still wanted to go. My guess is she has a great view from Heaven and can see the entire universe in brilliant detail. She will be dearly missed by many especially me. Alice Jean (Lewis) Lancaster, baby sister.


Penny Young posted on 4/24/18

Kem. Kyle, and Shane, Very sorry/sad to hear of Marvene's passing. She was and always will be a great friend. Anytime anyone needed something she was always first to raise her hand. I know I will miss her greatly!! Love, Penny Young (and Steve)


Renee Leith posted on 4/18/18

Marvene, you will always be remembered as the lovely lady that would beg me to go camping with the Troop because they needed the leadership and your husband needed the support. And you were always willing to take care of my youngest son Nick. Nick was 5 at the time. You were a huge support to me and gave me strength to keep going in a world dominated by the men. I'm still going strong after all these years and I'm still a scout leader. Thank you to your family and may they be comforted knowing that you & Kem made a huge difference in my family's life. All 3 of my sons are Eagles!


The family of Paul Duff posted on 4/18/18

Our sincere condolences to Kemble and family. May God grant you peace at this time of sadness.


Chris and Carroll Yoder posted on 4/18/18

Chris and I are so sorry for your loss. We have lots of good memories of our time together in Saudi Arabia where we first met Marvene, Kem, and the boys, Shane and Kyle. Marvene had a great sense of humor. She translated her warmth and her gift of hospitality into friendship - opening the door of their villa, both literally and figuratively, to friends who were welcomed as family. When a someone is gone; that leaving opens up a hole which can be filled with remembrances that become all the more precious. May your memories of Marvene bring comfort and the easing of your grief.


Dawn Williams posted on 4/18/18

Marvene was a friend since 1966. She was a wonderful person and would go out of her way to help anyone. She had a great laugh that she used many times. She will be missed.


Morris Worley posted on 4/18/18

Kemble, Kyle, Shane, & Sydney, It is with great sadness that I learned of Marvene's passing. Having just lost my precious Sue, I can feel the grief you are going through. Please know that you are not alone in your grief; God is with you, even as He cradles Marvene in His loving arms. Maybe she and Sue are having the time of their new lives. May you feel His comfort at this time. Morris


Brian Hannon posted on 4/18/18

My wife, Ida, and I knew Marvene in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. She was a warm and wonderful friend and a real support for Kem. We'll all miss her kindness and charm and her wonderful laugh. Brian and Ida Hannon


Keith Worley posted on 4/18/18

Kemble, Kyle and Shane, we mourn your loss with you. I have clear, fond memories of our time with you in Chicago many years ago, and again when you visited us in Pennsylvania. Marvene was so fun to be around and I regret we didn't get to visit more often over the years. Blessings to you.