Page — N. Jeane Sorensen, 94, or Page, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a prayer service.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 at the Page United Methodist Church in Page. Pastor Janene Reynolds officiated.
Burial was in the Page Cemetery in Page.
Memorials may be made to the Page United Methodist Church in Page.
Jeane was born on Feb. 19, 1928 to James Marquette Kennedy and Catherine (Loy) Kennedy. Jeane grew up on the family farm outside of Page that was homesteaded by her grandfather John Kennedy. She attended Page Public School until her senior year when the family moved to Ainsworth where she graduated from Ainsworth High School. She attended the University of Nebraska.
She married Bill Sorensen on Nov. 29, 1946 – a marriage that lasted 45 years.
Jeane worked as a secretary for Page Public Schools and also at the JM Pharmacy in O'Neill for many years.
Most of Jeane's years were spent living on the Kennedy homestead. Farm life was hard work but a challenge that she truly enjoyed. Some of Jeane's many talents and skills included gardening, cooking, sewing, ceramics, artwork, carpentry, computer skills, author and researcher. She never shied away from learning something new on the computer, even in her 80's when she created a book of family history. If we needed a certain birthday or anniversary date or someone's name, we knew that Mom would know that information.
In her later years, she lived in O'Neill and Page. Eventually she moved to the Evergreen Assisted Living where she resided for 13 years.
Family was the most important thing in Jeane's life. She loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She earned the title of grandma great (grape). She remembered birthdays and created personal cards for family members on their special day. She would jump at the chance to attend many of their activities.
Jeane was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Page School Board, PDC and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Page United Methodist Church for 84 years.
Jeane is survived by her three children Connie (Eric) Allen of Grand Island, James (Janet) Sorensen of Page and Deb Mefferd of Lincoln; seven grandchildren Courtney, Mark, Kim, Aaron, Melissa, Jessica and Ashley; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law Nina Sorensen of Page.
She was preceded in death by her parents J.M. and Catherine (Loy) Kennedy, her husband William, two brothers and one sister.
A special thanks to the medical arena. Especially Dr. Barbie Gutshall and Dr. Akinda of O'Neill and Dr. Gomez of Norfolk. An additional thank you to the Evergreen staff that treated Mom like family.
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