Elanore L. “Ellie” Morinelli

Elanore L. “Ellie” Morinelli

September 14, 1924 – May 18, 2021

 Preceded in death by husband, Frank Morinelli; son, Greg Morinelli; daughter, Susan (Morinelli) Nilius.  Survived by sons: Thomas (Mary), Tony (Melissa), Jeff Morinelli; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Friday, May 21st from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 22nd at 11am at the West Center Chapel.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Nebraska Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service, Funeral, and Graveside Services, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



  • Charley and Dave Ludwig Posted May 19, 2021 2:07 pm

    Tom, Mary, Jeff and family, we are so sorry to hear that you lost your sweet mother. We had so many good and fun times with her. She was one of a kind. 🥰 I have many memories of our times with Miss Ellie However one of my best memories of Miss Ellie was when her and I went golfing together at the Par 3 on Center street. When we finally got to the green and putted in the hole, I asked her “Miss Ellie how many stokes did you have,” She told me, “ oh honey, just put me down for 4”. 🤔😉🤣. She and I both knew she had more however who cares we had fun. Miss Ellie always had a positive outlook on life and when you were with her you always had a good time. Heaven will not be the same….it will be so much more fun with our sweet Miss Ellie there Rest In Peace our dear friend and May perpetual light shine upon you🙏

  • Carol (Becker) Conway-Gerhardt and Todd Gerhardt Posted May 19, 2021 6:59 pm

    We loved every moment with Miss Ellie. Whenever Miss Ellie was part of a gathering, she enlivened the group, made us life, and made us love her more(if that was possible). My sister Joyce and her husband Luvern brought Ellie to family gatherings and we loved that Ellie was there.
    Please accept deepest sympathy on the passing of Ellie. May you find solace in knowing others care so deeply.
    We wish we could attend the vigil and service. We will try to watch the livestream.
    We love the entire family!
    Carol and Todd

  • Kate McGinn Beiting Posted May 20, 2021 7:19 am

    Tom, Mary, and family: My condolences on the loss of Tom’s mother–always a hard goodbye. Memories of her long and blessed life will help. Blessings.

  • Santellanes Family (Mike, Emily, Nina, Linda, and Mike Jr.) Posted May 20, 2021 12:59 pm

    Our most sincere condolences on your Mother’s passing. Ms. Ellie was surely the sweetest, loving person we knew. God take care of you & yours. He is thriving with yet another angel in his arms. 🦋😪
    Mike & Em Santellanes
    She will be greatly missed and we are all blessed to have had her in our lives. AZ won’t be the same. Fly with the Angels, Ms. Ellie…Nina

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