ANDREA BEERMAN

Andrea Beerman, 34, Westwood Hills, Kan., passed away June 11, 2013. Andrea was born in Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 8, 1978. She graduated valedictorian from Rogersville High School and continued on to the University of Missouri-Kansas City to receive her Doctorate in Dentistry. Andrea was married to Benjamin Beerman on Oct. 25, 2010. Andrea has been in private practice since 2004 serving over 1200 patients in the Kansas City area. She was also a facilitator of learning for the renowned Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Fla. Andrea was influential and inspirational for the learning of dentists from around the world. Her technical excellence was surpassed only by her desire to help other dentists become the best they could be. Andrea was passionate about her volunteer mission work in Honduras and El Salvador providing dentistry to the underprivileged. Andrea believed and demonstrated daily that good quality dentistry impacted and improved her patient's lives. She was a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Kansas City Dental Implant Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Along with her passion for dentistry, Andrea enjoyed spending time with her husband, traveling, gardening, yoga and cooking. She was an avid marathon runner and a member of the Kansas City Runners Edge. Andrea was a devoted member of the Center for Spiritual Living in Kansas City, Mo. She was also involved in the manifestation and devolvement of the Timber Creek Retreat House and served as a board member in guiding and directing all involved at every level. Andrea was a deeply caring, thoughtful and loving woman and expressed these characteristics in everything she did. Andrea is preceded in death by grandfather, Dee Aspey, and grandmother, Lucille Roark. Andrea is survived by her husband, Benjamin Beerman; parents, Jerry and Phyllis Roark, Rogersville, Mo.; sisters, Amy (Anup) Marwadi, Sandy (Don) Tribby, and Teresa Lehman; grandmother, Opal Aspey; nieces and nephews, Sophia, Aaron, Austin, Trevor, Greyson, Nicholas and Evelyn; parents-in-law, Curt and Jenny Beerman, Kansas City; brother-in- law, Martin Beerman (Elizabeth), and finally her two dogs, Maggie and Brooks. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at The Center for Spiritual Living, 1014 W. 39th Street, Kansas City. Service arrangements are being handled by McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 (816) 942-6180. It was Andrea's wish that memorial gifts be given to one of her favorite charities, Timber Creek Retreat House, c/o of Tom & Beth Jacobs, 32303 Timber Creek Lane, Drexel, MO 64742 or donate online at: www.timbercreekretreat.org. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. McGilley State Line Chapel, 123

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McGilley State Line Chapel
12301 State Line Road Kansas City, MO 64145
(816) 942-6180

Published in Kansas City Star on June 15, 2013