Betty Levett

Elizabeth “Betty” Levett
Class of 1950

Betty Levett, a 1950 graduate of Olean High, was a pioneer in the Olean community for women in business. Ms. Levett served in the Women’s Army Corps and attained the rank of corporal, serving in both Korea and Panama as a communications specialist. In Olean, she provided nearly 30 years of service to the community as the owner and operator of the Professional Answering Service of Olean, Inc. A business leader who donated much of her time to community service, Ms. Levett oversaw the first computerized telephone service in the area, started the first alarm company to provide medical alerts for the homebound, was the first local radio common carrier, and became the first woman nationally licensed alarm technician.

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