She was born on September 13, 1938 in Caldwell, Idaho, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Shaw) Nelson. She graduated from Adrian, Oregon, high school in 1956 and then attended college in Wessington Springs, South Dakota; from there she moved to Seattle, Washington, and worked until she returned home to the Ridgeview, Idaho, area and lived next to her parents on their ranch.
On March 25, 1972 she married Roy Junior Sorrell; they resided in Wilder, Idaho, and the Arena Valley area until moving to a farm south of Cabool, Missouri, in 1979. The following year their daughter, Janeen, was born. In 1991 they moved off the farm to the city limits of Cabool; there she raised her family and accumulated many friends and neighbors.
Winnie is united in heaven with her parents; brothers, Clarence, Bill, Allen and wife Helen, and Ted and wife Ila; sisters, Yvonne and husband Harold Hill and Mary Anna and husband Warren Langer; sisters-in-law, Donna Nelson and Mary and husband Cleo Stuart; father and mother-in-law, Roy and Mary Alice Sorrell; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Sorrell and Bob Tyson.
She is survived by her husband, Roy, Jr.; daughter, Janeen and husband Clayton Steelman; stepchildren, Cindy, Angie and Rob; brothers, Joe, Edgar and wife Mary, and Jim and wife Connie; brothers-in-law, Bill and wife Elizabeth and Dennis and wife LaNeva; sisters-in-law, Lorena and Mary Ellen Nelson, Rita Sorrell, Faye Tyson and Sue and husband Tom Williams; as well as a host of step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a loving and caring person to all who crossed her path.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018, at Cabool Cemetery with David Carroll officiating. Pallbearers were Tom Williams, Frank Steelman, Brett Howell, Landon Howell, D.J. Wright and Clayton Steelman. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.