MOUNT STERLING - Doris Maxine Sorrells, 96, of Mount Sterling passed away at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Scott County Nursing Center in Winchester.
She was born October 23, 1917, in Schuyler County, the daughter of John and Eva Vesta Ingles Covey. She married Theodore Sorrells on September 1, 1934, in Mount Sterling, and he preceded her in death on January 27, 1993.
Mrs. Sorrells was a homemaker and had assisted her husband with the operation of the family farm. She attended Frog Holler School in Brown County and was proud of the fact that she received her GED at the age of 75.
Mrs. Sorrells was a member of Mount Sterling First United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the 3B's Sunday school class for many years. She also was a member of Mount Sterling American Legion Post #374 Auxiliary. Doris always enjoyed writing poetry.
Survivors include five children, Thomas Sorrells of Canon City, Colo.; Shirley Meek and her husband, Jerry, of Buena Vista, Colo.; Evelyn Willey and her husband, Paul, of Versailles; Judy Young and her husband, Eddie, of Winchester; and Melvin Sorrells and his wife, Vicki, of Chambersburg. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, one stepgrandson, 38 great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-great-grandchildren and two half sisters, Clara and Janet.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson, Billie.
Per her request, cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at Hersman Cemetery south of Mount Sterling. Memorials are suggested to Hersman Cemetery Association. Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfh.com. Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements.
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Avenue Mount Sterling, IL 62353
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Apr. 29, 2014