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Elaine Louise (George) Worrell

October 22, 1927 — November 14, 2023

Olathe, Kansas

Elaine Louise Worrell, lovingly known as "Pinky," left this world on November 14, 2023, at the age of 96 in Olathe, Kansas. She was born on October 22, 1927, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Bill and Wilma George. Pinky sure knew how to make life colorful!

Elaine was a true lifelong learner. She graduated from Paseo High School in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1944 at 17, and eloped with James Worrell, Sr. soon afterward on August 7, 1946, after he returned from WWII. Not one to shy away from adventure, Pinky attended secretarial school with TWA and dabbled in various programs, from stained glass making to computer programming and even travel agent training. Talk about a lady with a thirst for knowledge!

When it came to her career, Pinky was a real go-getter. As a teenager, she worked at TWA and later became the power behind her husband James' real estate business. Once technology hit, he could not have run it without her because she was totally computer-literate, and he was NOT. After she raised her children, Elaine held a variety of administrative positions throughout her life, proving she could handle anything that came her way.

Pinky's zest for life extended to her personal relationships. Survived by her son, James Worrell, Jr. (wife Janet Worrell), daughter Diane Worrell Dahl (husband Mike Dahl), grandson Harrison Dahl, and aunts, great nieces, and nephews, Pinky's love knew no bounds. She was also preceded in death by her parents, husband James Worrell, Sr., three brothers-in-law, and a bunch of dear friends who are probably causing mischief up in heaven.

Faith played an important role in Pinky's life, and she found solace at First Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

She loved spending quality time with her family and a flock of friends. From business ventures to artistic endeavors and epic travels, Pinky knew how to make every moment count. She was a 4-yr. old at heart, with an infectious laugh/giggle, and the one who always brought the fun.

In accordance with Elaine's wishes, there won't be any formal services to honor her. Instead, a laid-back gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate her incredible journey.

Assisting the family with the arrangements is the fabulous team at Amos Family Funeral Home, located at 10901 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS 66203.

Elaine Louise Worrell, a true force of nature with a heart full of joy, will forever be remembered for her playful, generous spirit and unwavering love. Her legacy is a vibrant tapestry of laughter, adventure, and memories that will keep us smiling for years to come. Pinky, you've left an indelible mark on our lives, and we're forever grateful for the colorful moments we shared.  “Love you more”, as you always said to us.

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