Myrna Sorensen, 81 of Lenox, formerly of Prescott, Iowa was taken home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 7th, 2023. Myrna entered eternal rest at home in Vintage Park, surrounded by her family. Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning, Mr. Richard Queener officiating. Myrna will be laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery @ Quincy following the service. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at the funeral home in Corning. Memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa Right to Life (iowartl.org) in Myrna’s name. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Myrna Cleone (Dhone) Sorensen was born September 24, 1941 near Griswold, Iowa. She was the only daughter born to Hollis Delmar and Quilla Myrtle (Campbell) Dhone. Myrna was raised in Carbon, Iowa and attended the Carbon United Methodist Church as a child. The family relocated to Oregon where Myrna graduated from high school in Corbett, Oregon in 1959. Myrna was united in marriage to Edward Christian Sorensen on August 19, 1959 in Washington State. The couple were blessed with two sons, Mark and Mitchell.
The family later returned to Iowa, settling in the Prescott area, where Edward started his own welding business, Sorensen and Sons. Myrna worked side by side with Ed for 18 years as the business’ Secretary. Later, Myrna opened and operated the Peanuts Café in Prescott until closing the café after 5 years. Myrna mostly loved being a Homemaker and housewife, caring for her family.
She was proud to be a coal miner’s daughter and enjoyed attending the annual Carbon Coal Miner Reunion. Her passion was family time, supporting her kids and grandkids’ activities, and playing cards. She loved shopping, cooking, and was an avid reader. She always had something special waiting in the cookie jar for anyone who dropped by. Myrna was a music lover and especially loved Elvis, The Statler Brothers, and The Cathedrals. She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and was a member of the Stringtown Community Church. Myrna will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Myrna was preceded in death by her brother, Marvin; her parents; nephews: Kevin, Cleve and Ted; nieces: Rhonda and Annette; and sister-in-law, Rosemarie.
Myrna is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Edward of Lenox; Her two children: Mark (Candy) Sorensen of Prescott and Mitchell (Debra) Sorensen of Creston; Grandchildren: Chelsea Sorensen (fiancé Chris) of Creston, Caleb (Corrie) Sorensen of Corning, Nicole (A.J.) Sager of West Des Moines and Angela Sorensen of Creston; Great-grandchildren: Joel, Gray, Hollis, Leif and Mave; Her brother-in-law, Ted (Ann) Sorensen of Wallowa, Oregon; sister-in-law, Ann Dhone of Tygh Valley, Oregon and sister-in-law, Ann Lydic of Prescott. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn.