Following high school, Okey went into the service. After he was in the military for about a year, he and Wanda were married. She worked at Owens-Illinois for nearly forty years. When he got out of the military, he worked at Johns Manville and then went into the construction business with Jack Steers. Wanda helped Okey with the construction business, buying and decorating. He was part owner in North Hills, Inc. and built many homes in Greenmont Hills.
While the business kept them busy, Okey and Wanda did find time for one- or two-week vacations. When he was young, Okey also enjoyed hunting and fishing. She enjoyed golf, bowling and cross stitching. After Okey passed away in 1993, Wanda worked with Jack Steers in the construction business for four more years. After the tenth one, however, she decided she was ready to move on. She still enjoys golfing and belongs to a ladies' league at Worthington. She also enjoys working in her yard. She traveled for a while after getting out of the construction business. After that, she purchased a residence in Florida, where she spent three to four months in the winter. While in Florida, she and five other women enjoy golfing, eating out and going to the theater. Wanda passed on September 15, 2012.