Marlene H. Mehl, age 85, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Marlene H. Mehl, age 85, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Marlene was born June 18, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Paul and Helen (Quambusch) Jorgensen.

On October 14, 1974 in Osage Beach, Missouri, Marlene was united in marriage to Pete Mehl, who preceded her in death on September 22, 2012. Marlene and Pete enjoyed over 37 years together as husband and wife at the time of Pete’s death.

Marlene and Pete owned and operated several businesses through the years, including Niangua Excavating, Suburban Sanitation, and Ship Ahoy Resort. Marlene worked alongside Pete in the day to day operations of their businesses, managing the office and financial aspects. Prior to that, Marlene co-owned and operated Kon-Tiki Resort in Camdenton for over 10 years.

Marlene and Pete worked diligently at each of the businesses they owned, but thoroughly enjoyed escaping to their winter home in the Everglades of Florida, where they spent their days outdoors fishing and enjoying the warm sun. Marlene loved tending to her beautiful gardens as well. Her greatest joy in life however was her family. She loved her family dearly and loved visiting with them as often as she could.

Marlene is survived by her son William Sorensen and wife, Joy, of Lake Lotawana, Missouri; her daughters, Barbara Whitworth of Macks Creek, Missouri and Susan Newland of Springfield, Missouri; her step-son, Rusty Mehl, of Camdenton, Missouri and step-daughters, Jan Rothove and husband, Jerry, of Camdenton, Missouri and Tracy Payne of Camdenton, Missouri; twenty grandchildren and fifty great-grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Helen Jorgensen; her husband, Pete Mehl; her brother Paul Jorgensen and one granddaughter, Krisi Whitworth.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Laughlin Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri. Memorial donations are suggested to American Heart Association, or Dogwood Animal Shelter.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Macks Creek, Missouri.