Audrey Sorrell

Service

Date: Thu, June 14, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Overton Funeral Home
Address:
Traer, IA
Arrangements By:
Overton Funeral Home, Traer

Visitation

Date: Thu, June 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Overton Funeral Home
Address:
Traer, IA

Audrey Sorrell

January 8, 1922 - June 10, 2018

Audrey Louise (Vorba) (Tudor) Sorrell was born on January 8, 1922 in at home in Traer, to her parents Joseph and Agnes (Nechanicky) Vorba. She was raised on a farm in Perry Township and went to the country school and graduated from Traer High School in 1939. After high school, Audrey went for a 6 week 4H course at Ames College and studied home economics. She married Charles Tudor on October 14, 1942. The couple welcomed 5 children. Charles and Audrey later divorced. On November 13, 1971 Audrey married Gilbert Sorrell in Traer and the two worked tirelessly at the Traer Star Clipper. Audrey loved her work at the newspaper and had a variety of jobs including line type operator, computer, type setter, proof reader, an advertising and sales agent, and going to the street to obtain information for the articles. Gilbert died in 1994 and Audrey then retired from the paper in January of 1995 after 38 years of dedication. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary, the Bona Dea Chapter: Order of Eastern Star, and the Traer Country Club. Audrey sewed, canned, and was a great cook. She was a kind and loving mother who loved to fish, garden, feed the birds and play card games. Audrey also loved to cheer on the Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.
Audrey Louise Sorrell died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Great River Hospice House in Burlington at the age of 96. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert; one beloved son: C. Michael Tudor; 3 brothers: Les, Joe, and Robert Vorba; and 2 sisters: Lillian Vorba and Margaret Anderson. Audrey is survived by her four daughters: Roberta Hulme of Apache Junction, Arizona, Patricia Abernathy of Burlington, Mary Jean (Gary) Sieck of Toledo, and Nancy Cavaniss of Burlington; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Audrey’s family.

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