Betty Keahey was born May 4, 1947 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Freda and Elmo Kirk. She passed away November 25, 2015 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 21 days.
Betty grew up in the Berlin/Grimes area. After graduating from Berlin High School, she attended Beauty School in Altus, Oklahoma. She returned to Roger Mills County and worked as a Beautician for a short time before going to work at the Cheyenne Star. She married Eugene Calvert in 1970 and they moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma. They later moved to Crawford, Oklahoma and she remained there to make her home. Betty was married to Richard Keahey at Wheeler, Texas on July 7, 1985. Her passion in life was to care and work with the elderly and she spent many hours fulfilling this by working at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Cheyenne and SWODA in Sayre as well as giving in home care. Betty loved cooking, gardening and doting on her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers: Kenneth, Gordon, Rodney and J.L. and a sister, Louise Walker.
She is survived by her husband, Richard of the home; two children, Lisa Calvert and Bill Duke, Reydon, OK and Kevin Calvert, Canadian, TX; one granddaughter, Haley Calvert, Amarillo, Texas; her brothers and sisters: Diana Conway, Cheyenne, OK; Sharon Tignor, Sayre, OK; Margie Anderson, Sweetwater, OK ; George Kirk, Cheyenne, OK; Wade Kirk, McLean Texas and Wallice Kirk, Cheyenne, OK; an aunt, Eloise Marshall, Elk City, OK; a special family member, Sparky and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Monday, November 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cheyenne Methodist Church.