Kathryn Beamer

Obituary of Kathryn Ruth Beamer

Kathryn Ruth Causey Beamer, 92, of Morgantown, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her home. She was born March 20, 1928 in Princeton, NJ, a daughter of the late David and Marion (Sleezer) Causey. Kay was a longtime and active member of Spruce St. United Methodist Church and always lived a full life and was very mindful of others. She received her BS from the University of Illinois in 1948 and her Masters in Biochemistry and Nutrition from Cornell University in 1949. In 1961, she began working at the WVU School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry and finished her career from 1974-1992 in the Department of Surgery. After her retirement, she was very active in the community, serving many organizations including The American Red Cross, Master Gardeners, The Botanic Gardens, Audubon Society, Mon County Historical Society, Olli, WVU Credit Union Board of Directors, and WVU Staff Council. She is survived by her children, Robert Arthur Beamer and his wife Liz of Charles Town, WV, Sarah Kay Beamer of Morgantown, Margaret A. Beamer, DDS of Canonsburg, PA, Asa B. Beamer and his wife Elizabeth of Wilmington, NC, and William Andrew Beamer and his wife Hunter of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Rachel Beamer and her husband Matthew of Akron, OH, Drew Holt of Morgantown, Rush Holt, DVM and his wife Julia of Victor, WV, Tristan Holt of Morgantown, Kathryn Lucille Beamer of Lexington, KY, Elias Rex Beamer of Lexington, KY, Amelia Margaret Beamer of Wilmington, NC, and Maya Rebecca Beamer of Lexington, KY; two great grandsons, Jack and James Holt; a brother, Robert Causey and his wife Arlene of Decatur, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother, David Causey. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com Friends and family will be received at the Community United Methodist Church outdoor pavilion, Grafton Rd., Morgantown, on Saturday, October 24th from 1 PM until the time of the memorial service at 2 PM with Rev. Neil Leftwich officiating. Due to Covid-19, the family asks that all social precautions recommended by the CDC be honored. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spruce St. United Methodist Church, 386 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505 and American Red Cross, 1299 Pineview Dr Ste 300, Morgantown, WV 26505. In keeping with her wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home and online condolences may be made to the family at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Community United Methodist Church
Grafton Road
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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