Elizabeth (Betty) J. Calkins, 90, of Owensboro, passed away July 21, 2022. She was born in Winfield, KS on January 3, 1932, to the late John W. and Agatha C. Priest. Betty worked at the Pentagon under the Deputy Director of Research and Development. She settled in Owensboro after retirement and volunteered at the Botanical Gardens for many years. Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her siblings, John Priest, Jr., Charles W. Priest, and Elsie Mae Goodnight.
She is survived by a lifelong friend, Marian Sue Hawes.
The funeral service for Betty will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 3rd, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Matt Curry officiating. Ennichement will follow the service at the church.
Memories and condolences may be left at www.glenncares.com