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Obituary: Kristie A. Beatman '78

Dover, Delaware: Kristie Anne Beatman, 57, died surrounded by her family Hospice of Lancaster County, Mt. Joy on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Born in Alexandria, VA she was the daughter of the late James W. Beatman and Mary Lou Scarborough Beatman of Felton, DE.

Kristie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance from Antioch College and her M. A. in Choreography from New York University She spent her professional career as a dancer in off Broadway in New York and other cities throughout the country.  She was a dance teacher at Lancaster Catholic High School for the past 12 years and worked at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Susie Miller and Rhythm Methods in San Francisco, CA, Viktors and the International Ballet Academy of Dance, Lancaster, PA.  She attended Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster.

Kristie is survived by her mother, two brothers Jeff husband of Patty Beatman of  Chester, VA, Gus Beatman of Canberra, Australia; nieces; Meghan wife of Brian West and Kelly wife of Christ Long , Ella Beatman and nephews; Nicki and Aidan Beatman.

Kristie’s Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Camden Friends Meeting House in Camden, DE.  as well as a private family interment.   Contributions may be made in Kristie’s memory to Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Avenue, Lancaster, PA  17601.

Online condolences may be posted on our website: www.thegroffs.com.