Eva Jeanne ‘Eddie’ Sorreles


Eva Jeanne “Eddie” Sorreles, 76, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Lakeview, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

Jeanne was born in Floyd County, Ky., on April 20, 1937, to the late William G. and Fannie Bailey Stephens.

On April 22, 1956, she married George W. Sorreles Sr. and he preceded her in death April 12, 2002. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly; and five brothers, Junior, Mark, Ollie, Kurt and Hayward Stephens.

She is survived by two sons, Tim (Davelyn) Sorreles of Clarksville, Tenn., and George W. “Butch” (Karen) Sorreles Jr. of Bellefontaine; five grandchildren, Niki Sorreles, Kaysee DeLong, Rachael (Andy) Cearly, Hannah (Clay) Miller and Shawn Moreland; seven great-grandchildren, Graycen Sorreles, Jakob, Zachary, Benjamin and Amelia Mae Cearly and Caleb and Madeline Miller; six siblings, Lou Fout, Bobbi Hare, Angie (Dick) Tracy, Bud (Sondra) Stephens and Mike (Jackie) Stephens, all of Kenton, and Geneva (Ralph) Hedrick of Mansfield; and many nieces and nephews.

A 1955 graduate of Kenton High School, Jeanne was a librarian for many years at New Bloomington Elementary School and Lakeview Library, and was a volunteer EMT with Indian Lake EMS.

She was a former member of Indian Lake Moose and Indian Lake Eagles, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and growing roses, and was a writer and published a number of short stories.

Her greatest enjoyment was being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had interesting activities to do, one of her favorites was baking with them at Christmas.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where a funeral begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Contributions may be given to Marine Toys For Tots Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Express condolences at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.