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Helen Fay Sorenson

August 30, 1941 — March 16, 2022

Helen Fay Sorenson, 80, of Herington Kansas, passed away peacefully at Menorah Medical Center, in Overland Park on March 16, 2022. She was born on August 30, 1941 to Paul and Ida Schlesener in Herington, and was baptized into her faith on September 21, 1941. 

Helen lived in Herington her entire life. She attended parochial and public schools, and graduated with the class of 1959. She confirmed her faith on April 17, 1955 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she remained a lifelong member. On May 6, 1962, Helen married the love of her life, Ronald Sorenson, and together they were blessed with four children. So began her journey on earth being a homemaker and mother. 

Although Helen was limited by eyesight, her other senses served her well, and invoked her to passionately witness and share her faith with many friends, classmates, EHU, Red Hat, Tabitha Society, and Church members. Helen was an avid music lover, and always had a song in her heart, and on her mind. She preferred the Christian and gospel genres. Above all, her greatest joy in life was when she could spend time with her children and grandchildren. 

Helen is survived by her daughters; Ronda Strome (Rob) of Herington, Susan Buckbee (Greg) of Arkansas City, Billi Jo Fielder (Jason) of Kansas City, son; Steve Sorenson of Herington, siblings; Paul Dean Schlesener of Herington, Ida Cheever (Kenny) of Abilene, Lorna Morgan (Jeff) of Hope, grandchildren; Ronson Strome (Brittany), Ronessa Stueve (Sam), Madeline and Gabe Buckbee, and Conner Fielder, great grandchildren; Maxon and Lennon Stueve, and Wesleigh Strome, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 41 years, Ronald Sorenson, infant siblings; Norma, Gladys, and Leo Charles, sisters; Alice Todd, Shirley Burwell, brother Lester, and granddaughter Erica Strome. 

A Christian Funeral Service for Helen will be held on March 31, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Herington. A private family inurnment will be held. Memorial contributions in Helen's name can be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 802 E. Trapp Street, Herington, Kansas 67449. 

Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Helen Sorenson. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel is serving the family.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

802 E Trapp St, Herington, KS 67449

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