Obituary of Marlene M. Books
Marlene M. Books nee (Smart), lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the age of 79. Marlene was born on May 19, 1941, the daughter of Ira and Mary Smart. She worked as a CNA until her retirement. Marlene enjoyed spending time at the casino with her daughter Kelly and friend Edye and watching Lifetime movies. She loved her cat, entertaining, and especially chocolate. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Marlene would always say: “It’s a holiday, let the kids eat dessert first”.
Marlene will be dearly missed by her children, Clay (Patty) Books, Kelly (Rick) Woolridge, Jodi Books, and Chris (Dawn) Books; grandchildren, Travis, Derek, Mandy, Dalton, Cortney, Shannon, and Colton; great grandchildren, Dominick, Sophia, Alivia, Rylie, Chris, and Halo; and sister, Helen (Oliver) Butterfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Books; and siblings, Janet, Margie, Mary, Ruth, Merlin, and Frank.
The visitation for Marlene will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 9:00am until the time of the 11:00am funeral service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. Entombment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marlene Books, please visit Tribute Store