Helen Bernice Sorensen 1917 - 2011 Tonganoxie
Funeral services for Helen Bernice Sorensen, 93, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.
She died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Hickory Point Nursing Center in Oskaloosa.
Mrs. Sorensen was born May 29, 1917, in Peterton, the daughter of Martin and Monica Churchill Coughlin.
She worked for Hallmark Cards in Topeka, Russell Stover’s Candy in Bonner Springs, and retired from B&J Thriftway in Tonganoxie. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Osage City.
She loved to sew and crochet and entered many of her projects in the Leavenworth County Fair.
She married Bill H. Sorensen on Nov. 8, 1941, in Tonganoxie. He preceded her in death in January 1994.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Huffaker and husband Dennis, Topeka, and Jane and Janice Sorensen, both of Lawrence; two grandchildren; a niece and three nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.