Elaine was of the Baptist faith, a former employee of The Daily Statesman, where she worked as Advertising Director and a resident of Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Tony Pursell on July 18, 1992, at Dexter. Mr. Pursell survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by one daughter, Ashley Jarrell and husband Josh of Dexter; one step-son, John Pursell and wife Carissa of Cape Girardeau; her grandson, Landon Jarrell; two sisters, Becky Rounsaville and husband Ronnie and Marolyn Atkins and husband Stanley, all of Dexter.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Phil Warren officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the 18 Fore Life, c/o Scott Kruse, 16682 Christian Drive, Dexter, Mo. 63841 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.