In Memory of

Diane O’Dell Davis

September 21, 1950 - June 28, 2021


Diane O’Dell Davis, 70, of Lee’s Summit died June 28th 2021 at KU Med Center.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Liberty Christian Church, Liberty, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to service from 1:00 – 2:00. Diane requested a celebration of her life so business casual attire is appropriate.

Diane was born September 21, 1950 in Independence, MO to Howard and Vivian O’Dell. She graduated from Liberty High School before graduating from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. In 1974 she married Mike Davis.

Diane was in advertising sales, a member of Liberty Soroptimist, and a Cub Scout den leader. She and Mike enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, and greatly enjoyed camping. Diane traveled with family and friends throughout all 50 states plus numerous countries. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandma. Family came first and was above all else to Diane, a value she instilled in all those around her. The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.

She is preceded in death by her father, Howard O’Dell, and her brother, Scott O’Dell.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Mike Davis; her two sons Brandon (Melissa) Davis and Spencer (Mary) Davis all of Lee’s Summit, MO; her grandchildren Lydia, Eve, Kyler, and Eli; her mother Vivian O’Dell and brother Dan (Wanda) O’Dell, both of Liberty; her best friends Martha, Ellen, and Lynne and her two brothers-in-law, Dennis Davis and Jerry Davis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (


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You were larger than life and will be missed.
I’m so glad I had a chance to spend time with you at Fenwick Island. Rest In Peace my friend.

I agree with Janet 100%.

I will especially miss arguing politics with you (always without any bad feelings on either side).

I send my sincere sympathy to your family. We will all miss you very much, but I am sure their loss is the greatest.

Rest in Peace dear friend

We are sorry for your loss. We weren’t able to see Diane often but we always enjoyed her company. She will be missed.

Have such fond memories of our times together as families raising our kids at Raytown Christian
To Mike, Spencer, and Brandon, please know we are praying for your comfort and peace in your loss
Carol and Larry Frevert

I am so sorry for your loss, Vivian. My condolences to you and all your family.

We are so sorry for your loss. I remember how we always came to Liberty each summer and we always had such fun with the cousins. Diane always had something for us to do and Mom loved her time with Aunt Vivian. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Rhonda Duplay

We are so sorry to hear this. We enjoyed spending time with her and the family when we were in Kansas City. She will be missed.

Tim and Linda Montgomery

So sorry for your loss. Diane and I were classmates for many years.

My thoughts go out to your entire family on the loss of Diane. I will always remember her enthusiastic spirit and her zest for life. May she rest in peace.
-Derek Stockton

Mike, Brandon and Spencer;
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Every time I came to the house, she would always welcome me with open arms and didn’t care if I just walked in without knocking (as long as I took my shoes off at the front door). I’d walk in, hear her voice and see her head peak around the corner from the study: “Oh, Hey Josh” and I’d make my way to the basement.
You are going to be missed by many, Diane. Rest Well and Thank You.


Saturday, July 10, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Liberty Christian Church
427 E. Kansas St.
Liberty, MO 64068


Saturday, July 10, 2021
2:00 PM Celebration of Life
Liberty Christian Church
427 E. Kansas St.
Liberty, MO 64068