Bernice Geneva (Clark) Sorrell was born the daughter of William Bascom Clark and Grace Frances (Jenkins) Clark on July 27, 1925, in Myrtle, Missouri and died on May 6, 2017, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 91 years.
She was united in marriage on September 6, 1944, at Pocahontas, Arkansas, to David Sorrell, who preceded her in death on April 3, 2014.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Louise Sorrell of Thayer, Missouri, Mabel Jo Gardner of Springfield, Missouri, and Jerry Quinn of Strafford, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Bob Sorrell and wife, Mary Lou of Myrtle, Missouri; many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bascom and Grace Clark; her husband, David Sorrell; six brothers, Robert, Champ, Worth, Morris, Sherman, and Russell G. Clark; three sisters, Mildred Trantham, Doris Brown, and Carolyn Clark.
Geneva was a graduate of Couch High School with the class of 1943. Later she returned to her alma mater as bookkeeper and secretary of the Couch R-1 Board of Education, retiring after thirty-two years of dedicated service.
She was very active in her community and supported many local events and organizations, including Myrtle Senior Citizens Center, Couch School, Myrtle Fire Department, and Myrtle Yesterdaze.
Even though she and David had no children, many family members received love as they felt a strong family unit is important to one’s happiness and stability, demonstrated more completely through Christian love and fellowship.
She was a devout Christian lady and a faithful member of the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church, serving as secretary/treasurer as long as health permitted.
She will truly be missed by her family, her friends, and the community in which she lived.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church in Myrtle, Missouri with Reverend Ralph Douglas and Reverend Dale Skiles officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.