| 1632 series |
POD: May, 1631
|Appearance(s):||Grantville Gazette II|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Nationality:||United States of Europe (formerly United States)|
|Relatives:||Donna Bates (aunt), Brandy Bates (cousin)|
Marlene Bates was a waitress at the 250 Club. Like her mother Wilda, Marlene was not a very successful person. She was responsible for convincing her high school dropout cousin Brandy to work at the 250 Club and hang out with Grantville's undesirables. However, over time, the 250 Club's reputation and clientele became so bad that Marlene decided to quit for good.