Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Lykins (Nee Krallman)

December 11, 1934 - January 6, 2022

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Elizabeth Louise “Betty” (Krallman) Lykins, 87, passed peacefully on January 6, 2022 in Tucson Arizona. She was born in Covington Kentucky to Herman and Catherine (Riesenbeck) Krallman, and was the eldest of 5 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband James William Lykins, her daughter Linda Marie, and her brothers John (Pat) and Ted (Jan). Survived by her sons, James (Susanna) and Joseph (Jane), grandsons Jude and Gabriel, her brothers Tony (Diane), and Tom (Anne), and many nieces and nephews. She was a regional president of the National Association of Women in Construction, a leader in the Rosie Reds, an avid Bengals fan, and retired after 25 years of work at The Christ Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 3-5 PM at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Avenue, College Hill, 45224. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Cincinnati, 45224. Following Mass, burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Goodwill Industries or Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences at hodappfuneralhome.com


Char Zureick - Jan 17, 2022
Betty was such a kind person she helped us for many years at Clovernook with mass. I had lost touch with her but have wondered about her over the years. Prayers to the family!
Patty Ochs Pratt - Jan 16, 2022
Remembering your wonderful Mom & sending our love, sympathy & prayers. I know she will be missed! Sincerely, Patty & Greg Pratt
Rick & Jean Perkinson - Jan 16, 2022
We send our condolences & prayers to the Lykins family. Betty was Rick’s administrative assistant at Christ Hospital for 25 years. She was a dear friend to our family.
Sue Lykins Aufermann - Jan 13, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. Aunt Betty was a wonderful woman. Your family is in my prayers.
Steve & Paula - Jan 13, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Betty was a truly an extraordinary woman and was admired by everyone who knew her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.