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Elizabeth Lee O’Dell, 85, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Lebanon, Mo. to James Leonard and Alma Elizabeth Holman O’Dell.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Stanley O’Dell; a sister, Marlene Harmon and her husband Jones; and a sister, Sharon O’Dell.

She was born and raised in Lebanon, and graduated from Lebanon High School. She then enrolled in the nursing program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill., where she received her nursing degree and worked for several years. She lived in San Francisco, Calif. twice where she worked as a nurse. Following her father’s passing, she took over the care of the family farm, made her home in Lebanon, and worked at Cox North Hospital in Springfield as an ICU nurse. She loved to travel, and enjoyed doing to Broadway plays, musicals and concerts.

Elizabeth was raised in the First United Methodist Church in Lebanon.

Arrangements for Elizabeth Lee O’Dell are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. For more information or to visit the website go to