|March 12, 2004 Aurora Beacon News, Aurora, IL|
Sherry D. Leland
Sherry D. Leland (Sorensen) was born on June 2, 1947 in Hinsdale, Illinois to Joe and C. Noreen Sorensen. She was the oldest of five children; Noel, Holly, Neil and Carl Sorensen. She graduated from West Chicago High School and soon married David R. Paxton. They had two sons; Brian K. Paxton and R. Joe Paxton. After three years of marriage, they divorced. Sherry married Denny Leland and they had a daughter; Roda M. Walton (Leland).
She died on Sunday, March 7, 2004 at the University Chicago Hospital, as a result of complications from a series of strokes.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joe Sorensen; her brother, Noel Sorensen; her mother, C. Noreen Sorensen; and her husband, Denny Leland.
She is survived by her sister, Holly Sorensen of Tampa, FL; brother, Neil (Maggie) Sorensen of Carol Stream, IL; brother, Carl (Jane) Sorensen of Carol Stream, IL; son, Brian (Kim) Paxton currently deployed to Buqabah, Iraq; their children, Rachel, Andrew, Matthew, Rebecca and Elisabeth; son, R. Joe (Tracy) Paxton of Aurora, IL; their children, Shannen and Aubrey; and daughter, Roda (Kevin) Walton of St. Charles; and their children, Jacob and Eric.
A memorial service will be held on her behalf on Friday,. March 12, 2004 at 10:00 am in Harvest Baptist Church located at 5315 Douglas Rd, Oswego, IL. She will be buried at Glen Oaks Cemetery, West Chicago, IL. The family requests that flowers be sent to the church or monetary gifts to be given to the Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago (312-939-8622) in her name.