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“Iam so sorry for your loss we lost a great lady mom Mrs Presson were planning to come see her when it got warmer mom has slowed down a lot but every...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kimberley Presson - Richmond, VA

“I'm so sad to learn this news about Kathryn. I have called and left messages, and when I didn't hear back from her, I worried about her and just...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Anne Burch - Richmond, VA

“It is with Sorrow that Kathy and I hear of the Passing of Kathryn. Our prayers to the family. During our time in Chilhowie she and the family were...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Leon Moore - Floyd, VA

“My deepest sympathy to Kathryn's family and friends. Her help in finding genealogical documentation of my husband's family was immeasurable and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Peterson - Orlando, FL

“Kathryn was a wonderful lady. Long lost cousins who reconnected through DAR - she shared special memories of my grandmother's family growing up in...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Thomas - Kilmarnock, VA

“Gwen, Katie, and familiesSo sorry to know the passing of Mrs. Beattie, one of the finest ladies I have had the privilege to know! She was such an...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Rachel Bise - Chilhowie, VA

“Katherine was a dear beloved friend. I helped her in her flower garden and with things that needed to be done around the house. I grew to love and...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Price - Chilhowie, VA

“We are so sorry to hear of Miss Katherine's passing. We loved her so much and shared a lot through our mutual interests in art, old homes and...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lenora & Tom Brown - Chilhowie, VA

“We are so sorry to hear of Miss Katherine's passing. We loved her so much and shared a lot through our mutual interests in art, old homes and...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Lenora & Tom Brown - Chilhowie, VA

“Weaver and I were so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Beattie's passing. She was a lovely lady and loved by so many. I know she and Betty Sue were such...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Vicky & Weaver Cole - Chilhowie, VA

“(Rest of my message)......I received a beautiful thinking of you card from her. I'm sorry this is so long but I just wanted to say that I am so sorry...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Gloria Surber - Glade Spring

“I got to know Mrs Beattie only recently having joined Old Glade Presbyterian Church not too long ago. I happened to sit next to her st a Bible Study...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Gloria Surber - Glade Spring, VA

“Katie, Gwen and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Grandmother. She was a very special person. Your and all of your family are in my...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Deborah Cregger Carter

“Miss Beattie was such a special person. I enjoyed her company each month when the girls got together for dinner as well as when we worked out at...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Mary LeClair

“Mary and I are sad to hear of the passing of Kathryn. Thankful that she was part of our lives for many years in Chilhowie. She was the essence of...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: richard ryan

“I will miss Kathryn so much-at Booklovers and, formerly, at the Old House club. She was a fine friend and companion. Blessings to her family....Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Marilou Preston

“Dear Gwen and family: Robert and I were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Beattie's passing. Over the last few years, we had the pleasure of getting to know...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Angela Frye - Chilhowie, VA


.Mrs. Kathryn Chapman Beattie, age 91, of Chilhowie, Va., passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020.She was born on October 22, 1929, in Newport News, Va., the daughter of the late Marion R. and Helen Gray Chapman Sr. Kathryn grew up in Gloucester, Va., and settled in Chilhowie nearly fifty years ago, which be-came her adopted hometown.Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Clai-bourne Walton Beattie Jr.; son, Frederick Spencer Beat-tie; daughter-in-law, Vicki Reedy Beattie; and brother and sister-in-law, Marion R. and Helga Chapman Jr.Kathryn was a proud alumna of the Virginia Poly-technic Institute and State University class of 1950. She served as a vocational teacher and worked for the De-partment of Social Services and the Mountain Commu-nity Action Program.After she and her husband moved to Chilhowie, she soon became an active member of Glade Spring Pres-byterian Church. She was passionate about perserving and sharing local and family history, traditions, and arts. Consequently, she was also involved in many commu-nity organizations. She inspired her family and others with her joy in lifelong learning, love of family, her de-termination, her faith, and her service to others.Kathryn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard G. "Pete" and Margaret Beattie of Fredericks-burg, Va.; grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law, A. Gwen Beattie of Chilhowie, Meredith G. Beattie and Chris Johansen of Washington, D.C., Emily K. Beattie and Eric Gunther of Somerville, Mass., Kathryn B. and Jason Hayden of Bumpass, Va., and Claibourne D. Beat-tie of Banner Elk, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Colt Hayden, Williametta and Jameson Beattie, and Ju-lian Gunther; nephews, Chris and Mario Chapman; and countless friends.Due to COVID restrictions, a private funeral service will be held, with the Reverend Timothy Bird officiat-ing. Burial will be held in the Beattie Cemetery. Kath-ryn's grandson and grandsons-in-law will serve as pall-bearers. Honorary pallbearers include Tommy Bishop, James "Bo" Bonham, III, Billy Boswell, Chris Chapman, the Reverend David Gary, Dan Kegley, and David Rich-ards.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Glade Spring Presbyterian Church (33234 Lee Hwy, Glade Spring, VA 24340), the Octagon House Foundation (P O Box 1701 Marion VA 24354), or the charity of your choice. Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com.Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie will be serving the Beattie family.