Obituary Notice: Betty B. Lykens

Betty B. Lykens, 96, of Clearfield died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born April 14, 1916 in Hyde, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (Davidson) Lawhead.

Mrs. Lykens was a homemaker and had also been employed at Bell Telephone Co. as an operator.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield, where she was involved with the Friendship Class.

She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the NON Club, the Clearfield Women’s Club and the ladies auxiliary of the Clearfield American Legion John Lewis Shade Post #6. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing golf.

She is survived by two sons, Lee Lykens and his wife, Donna of Clearfield and Ronald Lykens and his wife, Joanne of DuBois; five grandchildren, Brent Lykens, Kevin Lykens, Kristen Ryan, Dr. Nicki Lykens and Dr. Brandi Smith; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William P. ‘Pint’ Lykens on Sept. 12, 2009 and whom she wed Nov. 27, 1942 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Jay, Leona Scott and Alvera McCartney and three brothers, Clarence ‘Pete’, Theron and Gordon Lawhead.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield, with the Rev. Penney Rahm and Dr. C. Fred Ralston officiating. Burial will follow in the Centre Cemetery, Hyde.

Friends will be received from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Monday at the church.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 121 S. Second St., Clearfield.

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