|Arlene "Lee" Elizabeth Hodel, age 85, of Galesburg, Illinois formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada, died at 10:25 P.M. on Friday, September 11, 2009, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on March 14, 1924 in Abingdon, Illinois, the daughter of Earl and Pauline Evans Lenz. She married Frank C. Hodel on May 13, 1945 in Abingdon, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2003.
Surviving are one sister, Norma Devlin of Oneida, Illinois; two nieces, Crystal L. Dennis of Bishop Hill, Illinois and Amy (Moussa) Raei of Palm Springs, California and one nephew, Tommy (Teresa) Devlin of Galesburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was raised and educated in Abingdon, Illinois graduating from Abingdon High School in 1942. She then attended Brown's Business College in Galesburg, Illinois. She worked as a loan officer at the Security Bank of L.A. for 34 years from 1946 until 1980.
Cremation Rites will be accorded.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. at Oneida Cemetery in Oneida, Illinois. Rev. David Pyell officiating. There will be no Visitation. Inurnment will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Rescue Mission or the Knox County Humane Society. Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Oneida, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
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